Today, I drove from Albuquerque to Tucumcari, New Mexico. Tucumcari is the place that got me interested in following Route 66 in the first place. I had driven through this town on a whim when driving across the country many months ago and ended up with some great shots (like the interior of a gas station that many people say looks like a drawing).
The images above were shot today in Cuervo, New Mexico where there are about a dozen abandoned buildings that make up a virtual ghost town. It felt weird shooting while I could see and hear the traffic on the interstate go by… people were so close, yet might as well been a million miles away. Both of these images have been heavily processed to see how far I could push them to produce an interesting result.