|The Magma Hotel. Superior, AZ. 2005|
The towns of Globe, Miami, and Superior, Arizona were once thriving copper mining towns but time, markets, and who knows what have left them only shells of what they once were. Not abandoned, entirely, just decaying as they try to transition to the ubiquitous rustic, "art colony" and antique shop driven economy. Great places for photographers and motorcycle people to visit.
The photo was taken with my old Nikon CoolPix 8700 in 2005, more proof, I think, that you don't have to have an expensive camera to get decent pictures. Oh wait, I paid about $700 for the 8700 when it came out. You can find them now on Ebay for about $75. A couple of weeks ago I gave mine to my friend Keith who was still using a Nikon 990 from about 1998. He's even more of a retro-grouch than I am.