Time, the Destroyer
Oftentimes the truest threat isn’t the one that looms the largest. Despite the fact that this homestead rests below an ancient volcano, it was time instead that sealed its fate. A barren landscaped pockmarked with aged mountaintops and volcanic cones instead of life-bearing forests and rivers is one that even the hardiest will have trouble taming.
This picture was taken last winter in northeastern New Mexico–from an open window of a moving car. If you’ve ever tried to shoot this way, you understand the challenge of not only capturing a well-composed image, but a sharp one as well. I had to do quite a bit of cleaning to make it share-worthy, and of course it’s still far from perfect. For fun I added a starfield to the sky to enhance the other-worldly, mysterious environment.