Santa Fe In Black and White...

Real Estate Broker/Owner with eXp Realty LLC NM Broker License 16161

Santa Fe In Black and White by Emily Medvec

Do you ever wonder what Santa Fe may have looked like before color film was a new hot technology? Today, I did and decided to let my imagination rule. The image is all about what happened when I stopped to look at a wagon. This one is no longer transporting goods and people along the Old Santa Fe Trail. Today, it is more a home to bright colorful flowers.
You will to use your imagination to see their color.

I wondered what the wagon may have looked like in a black and white western movie.And then it got me thinking about how we see. How did we see reality before color film and color movies, color television and color ad campaigns? Did the black and white images make us see differently when everything in real life was in color? Would the pioneers have ventured along the Santa Fe Trail if they had seen a color ad campaign? Unfortunately, they are gone.
Only the pioneers of today can answer this next question.

Does this black and white image of an old pioneer wagon make you want to visit Santa Fe today? What’s your take on Santa Fe in black and white?

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David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Wow you arent kidding you have to use your imagination to actually visualize the amazing color your state has. Wow what a difference

Jun 13, 2012 02:16 PM #1
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


That is beautiful. Very well done. I like it. :)


Jun 13, 2012 03:05 PM #2
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional
Hi Emily, Brilliant! Love the black and white photo and it gives such a different perspective. Nicely done!
Jun 13, 2012 03:35 PM #3
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

David - thank you! You are right we have color everywhere!

Steve, I think black and white makes us see differently.

William, now I am thinking about a series. Black and white has such potential for storytelling.

Jun 13, 2012 10:51 PM #4
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Emily, I too like it.  What a great photograph to use for a black and white shot!  Have a great day!

Jun 14, 2012 03:14 AM #5
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Santa Fe sure does look beautiful, I've never been there, however pictures like this make me think I need to put it on my list of places to visit.

Jun 14, 2012 06:20 AM #6
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Emily that looks really cool in black and white.  I don't know what it is, but it gives it a special look.

Jun 14, 2012 10:42 AM #7
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Emily, Great photography and perspective.


Jun 14, 2012 10:47 AM #8
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Congratulations. Your photo is now featured in the group "Black & White Photos." :)


Jun 14, 2012 02:02 PM #9
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Tony, thank you. When this wagon was on a roll, so was black and white film.

George, it is an old wagon. The horses are gone and it is resting on the corner of East Alameda and Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe NM!

Debbie, stay tuned for more. I am starting a series.

Steve, THANK YOU! I hope my upcoming series brings more to your new group.

Jun 14, 2012 10:51 PM #10
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Emily... There's something clear and sharp with black and white and color reminds me of the scene from the original Wizzard of Oz when it suddenly bloomed into color - how different everybody acted, seemed, and looked!

This is a great story of Sante Fe. I know it's rich with history and I really hope I get there some day. There's something in the name, the images and the stories you express that makes it all the more desirable.

Sante Fe is even more beautiful just because of you.

Jun 15, 2012 01:00 AM #11
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I think the picture is just lovely. I bet in color it is more beautiful too.

Jun 15, 2012 01:36 AM #12
Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Hi Emily,

This is a great picture!  However, even looking at in black and white, I can almost feel all of the colors. 

You are fortunate to live in such an amazing place. 

Jun 15, 2012 03:19 AM #13
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Emily, your imaginative eye has really done well today --- this is very unique, and can imagine seeing this prior to our color photography!    Have a wonderful weekend!

Jun 15, 2012 07:44 AM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Emily- your post reminded me of what I used to always think when I'd see an old black & white movie.  Everything looked so .... black and white... kind of dull.  And I would wonder if people living in those days saw color!  

Jun 16, 2012 05:01 AM #15
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Emily, I didn't even know there was a group for B&W photos.  I used to work in a darkroom and develop black and white.  It was fascinating but smelled icky.  Love the photo and congratulations for a feature in the group.

Jun 19, 2012 02:07 PM #16
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