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I started the day in Flagstaff. The air was cold, the San Francisco Peaks were hidden by clouds. I had a quick breakfast and started eastbound on I-40. The snow started just east of Winslow. I was driving into a surprising and strong late Spring storm. At the time I was driving a car not built for snow. Plus I had the time, so I figured to hit Holbrook and head south to I-10. I wanted to avoid driving through to Albuquerque in that storm. Plus, I wanted to drive south. I made the Holbrook exit and on the way out of town I found this freight outbuilding. I parked and began to work, making several exposures. I was shooting a medium format camera with a telephoto lens. I watched as the clouds formed on the horizon. After a bit I packed up and continued south. Very soon I was out of the storm. Later that day I was east bound on I-10 into Southern New Mexico. The temperature was close to 80 degrees. I spent that evening near Lordsburg.
I love this image. When I see it, I am transported back to that lonely cold snowy morning. When I was making the photo there was no one around. Holbrook is not a big town. But it is Northern Arizona, and when you stand on the edge of town, even during a late spring snow, you can see a long way.