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Falling shadows in Santa Fe

3 monthes ago   |   By Urban Sketchers

La Fonda hotel, one of the more prominent and historic buildings on the Santa Fe, New Mexico plaza, is always a challenge to sketch. The hotel was opened in 1925 and built in Pueblo Revival style architecture. This style is inspired by both Spanish Missions and the Indian Pueblos.
In the fall and winter, the falling shadows in the afternoon provide extreme light and dark contrasts. I believe that the large shadowed walls really help provide a solution to understanding the building definition better. These conditions allow me to capture the complexities of the scene with rather "simple...
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