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Title: Prada Marfa
Post by: Owl on December 06, 2011, 11:00:32 AM
Is Prada Marfa still up?  Is it photoworthy? 

I read that it had been vandalized earlier in the year and consideration was being given to taking it down.
Title: Re: Prada Marfa
Post by: chris on December 06, 2011, 11:07:10 AM
I've been wondering this myself, as in two weeks I'll be out that way (sadly no further south though).  If no one else has an answer, I'll report back in two weeks after driving the stretch of 90 northwest from Marfa to I-10!
Title: Re: Prada Marfa
Post by: TexasAggieHiker on December 06, 2011, 12:29:12 PM
It's there and repaired.  But if frequently gets graffiti sprayed on it.
Title: Prada Marfa
Post by: Casa Grande on December 06, 2011, 03:15:44 PM
I took several pics of it back on 08 and it was in pretty rough shape. But, it is my understanding the "artist" responsible for it was demonstrating the natural decay of an unused hardily built structure.  Repairing it would be counter productive to his purpose.  So, I don't get it.
Title: Re: Prada Marfa
Post by: fartymarty on December 06, 2011, 09:48:51 PM
I went by on October 25th 2011 and just gave it a look over and it seemed fine. All the small rocks holding down business cards on the ledge were gone. I wasn't aware of the earlier damage or I would have dismounted and done an inspection. It really should be called the Prada Valentine.
Here is a poor picture from my helmet cam.

(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-v54R67h/0/X3/i-v54R67h-X3.jpg) (http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-v54R67h/0/X3/i-v54R67h-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Prada Marfa
Post by: Owl on December 07, 2011, 06:55:58 AM
Thanks marty. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Title: Prada Marfa
Post by: Casa Grande on December 07, 2011, 08:07:15 AM
Here's a link to my Prada album on Picasa:  https://picasaweb.google.com/102875744560807555479/ValentineMarfaPradaStore?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Title: Re: Prada Marfa
Post by: RichardM on December 07, 2011, 09:46:40 AM
Here's a link to my Prada album on Picasa:  https://picasaweb.google.com/102875744560807555479/ValentineMarfaPradaStore?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Nice to see I'm not the only one who gets their hand in the shot when trying to shade the lens. ;)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-P2hJlPmbTIU/S14-O-P8wCI/AAAAAAAAdyc/fcn75sQWTUg/s800/CRW_7954.jpg)
Title: Prada Marfa
Post by: Casa Grande on December 07, 2011, 10:33:11 AM
Yeah, these aren't the greatest pics, that's why I've never really shared them.
Title: Re: Prada Marfa
Post by: fartymarty on December 07, 2011, 12:21:27 PM
Yeah, these aren't the greatest pics, that's why I've never really shared them.

At the risk of sounding like a suckup, I really like them. You made photographic art of art. Call it "Nested Art"?
My fav is this one (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-CI8xq7iGX3M/S14-Jkrw8lI/AAAAAAAAdyc/qCk6tH5AJg8/s640/CRW_7947.jpg)
The curves really make it hard to crop out the shading hand (or whatever  :icon_smile:, {there go all my suckup points.}).
 I would gladly trade shade hand included shots for for all the crappy lens flare shots I've taken over the years.
Title: Re: Prada Marfa
Post by: Terlingua50337 on December 07, 2011, 08:43:02 PM
[quote  gets their hand in the shot [/quote]   :s_laugh: