When we were researching Santa Fe before our trip — come on, we’re journalists — Jeff and I encountered quite a few websites and brochures calling Santa Fe “the City Different.”
Which seemed a little pretentious to me. You see, what makes Santa Fe “the City Different” is its adherence to the Spanish Territorial or Pueblo style of architecture and to its city-planning approach; both the architectural style and method of city-planning hail back to the 16th century. But I still thought the name was pretentious.
Then, when I was actually in Santa Fe, it hit me. Sure, many of the buildings are “faux-dobe,” but the city nevertheless looks unlike any other. In what other cities do you see new buildings styled in centuries-old architecture?
Anyway, I took the same photo I took almost three years ago — except this time, on film.
We walked around and had dinner in the Plaza after we left Bandelier and cleaned up a bit. Then, after dinner, we walked around some more and I saw a picture:
I wanna say this was shot at f/2.8 and 1/20th of a second. Not an easy task when using a medium-format SLR with a waist-level viewfinder!