Behind the Bar by Linda Gregory
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The setting at Mescal resembles a late 1800’s town complete with a dusty main street lined with one and two-story buildings. Cattle are frequently the inhabitants, along with rolling tumbleweeds coming to a stop against a leaning hitching post. Wind flutters curtains through windows. And off in the distance, rolling hills lead to lofty mountain heights that play with the imagination…

Located just 45 minutes from the parent home of Old Tucson Studios, the Mescal film set offers an old western town atmosphere atop a gentle hill surrounded by natural tall grasses and native cacti. This location has been featured in over 50 film, television and commercial productions including: Monte Walsh (1968 with Lee Marvin), Dirty Dingus Magee (1970 with Frank Sinatra), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972 with Paul Newman), Tombstone (1993 with Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer), The Quick and the Dead (1994 with Sharon Stone and Gene Hackman) and Buffalo Soldiers (1997 with Danny Glover).

Unlike Old Tucson Studios, Mescal is a movie set. You won’t find fake gunfights or simulated hangings here, just a tour guide who will related the site’s history. It is in pretty bad shape so it’s unlikely that many more movies will be made there. It is located near Benson, Arizona. Photographed with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ 28.


“Behind the Bar” was featured in:
AMERICAN SOUTHWEST/July, 2009
POSTED: NO TRESPASSING/August, 2009
WEEKLY THEME CHALLENGES/July, 2011
Top 10 in AROUND THE WORLD’s “Bottles Around the World” Challenge/December, 2009


THE MESCAL SERIES
“Behind the Bar”

“Cochise Stronghold From A Distance”

“What’s Upstairs?”

I am a 60+ retiree who loves photography. I am active in the Green Valley (AZ) Camera Club where I teach several classes. Joining this organization has taken my photography to new levels. I consider my cameras and my computers to be my creative media.

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Comments

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderover 5 years ago

    Nice light and tones.

  • The texture layer under the photo is what provided the color. Otherwise it was pretty glarey, if that’s a word.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Katagram
    Katagramover 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much!

    – Linda Gregory

  • Linda Sparks
    Linda Sparksover 5 years ago

    Whoo Hoo. congrats.

  • Thanks much, Linda.

    – Linda Gregory

  • John Weakly
    John Weaklyover 5 years ago

    Way to go Linda!

  • Thank you, John.

    – Linda Gregory

  • AsEyeSee
    AsEyeSeeover 5 years ago

    Nice find. Congratulations on the Featured Work!

  • Thank you, Jamie.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Delany Dean
    Delany Deanover 5 years ago

    Yes, your texture creates a marvelous warm glow. Great work!

  • Thank you, Delany.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    Linda, you definitely get the WOWZER award for this one!!!!!!!! Glorious color … mood … atmosphere … extraordinary light … and again … that special, extra something in what I presume is your post work!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!!!! You’re weaving a magic spell and I’m mesmerized!!!!!!

  • The use of texture layers made so-so photographs into art. Thanks for your very kind words.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    by the way, Monte Walsh with Lee Marvin is one of my all time favorite movies. Ever. And yes, I AM that old, lol!!!!

  • LOL!

    – Linda Gregory

  • Mitchell Tillison
    Mitchell Tillisonover 5 years ago

    Bautiful photo and series, Linda.

  • Thank you very much.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 5 years ago

    This is great Linda, lovely light!!!! You have some wonderful old locations near you, I’m very envious :)))

  • Thank you very much, Trish. We’re fortunate to have a lot of interesting places to photograph and even more lucky to have a fantastic camera club that organizes these field trips.

    – Linda Gregory

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