For awhile Kurt has had the idea to photograph a scene where a miniature cow is being abducted by a flying saucer. One of his wishes for the scene was that a windmill would be included in the background.
While traveling through southern New Mexico, we spotted several windmills from the highway. Sadly, none of them were close enough to the road to use as a backdrop for our scene. Until we came across an abandoned General Store off the side of the road. The place had a row of old wood frame buildings, an overgrown cemetery and a windmill.
We scouted the place one afternoon and decided on the best angle to shoot from. Kurt tried different perspectives from the ground until he was satisfied. We were racing against the fading light to set up the scene. The tall fence and grasses surrounding the cemetery worked well in the background and conveyed a sense of remote countryside.