Tuesday, December 30, 2008

An Anti-War Protest ::

Earlier in 2008. The police permit was limited to one hour and 100 people on Saturday morning, but I was always amazed at the support from the passers-by. The protests are on-going each week.

Monday, December 29, 2008

A Festive Christmas Tree In A Cemetery ::

I really didn't mean to do 2 cemetery photographs in a row, but, now that I think about it, it's curious that one was done around Halloween and the other around Christmas! I don't remember people decorating graves like this when I was younger.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

A Panorama ::

Big Spring Park, Huntsville, Alabama.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Cups In The Window ::

At Dot's in New Hope, Alabama.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Flag In A Fence ::

Taken in the rural DeKalb community outside Camden, South Carolina. My grandparents are buried in this little cemetery.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Derelict Nuclear Power Plant ::

The cooling towers in the background are at the Bellefonte Nuclear Power plant outside of Scottsboro, Alabama. For some reason Bellefonte was never completed although there is now talk of finishing the construction.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Sister's Closet ::

Guntersville, Alabama.

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Flag Tree ::

Every Christmas season people decorate the trees beside this road going over the mountain into town. Last year the city decreed that this was illegal and violaters could be prosecuted and the reiterated that stance this year. I always looked forward to the drive with the decorated roadway and I'm happy to see that some are ignoring the ban on decorating the trees and shrubs!

Long live civil disobedience!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Produce For Sale ::

Actually, I never remember seeing anyone on this corner selling produce, but it is a favorite for yard sales!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Patriotic Window Curtain ::

Two or three times each year the seasonal fireworks merchants open roadside stands for a few days or a few weeks. This little trailer was left beside the road year round for one of these merchants to live in while he sold his fireworks. It's gone now!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tracks Leading Out Of Town ::

Amtrak Station
Camden, South Carolina

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Potters Field

I have probably photographed this scene a dozen times over the years and I still don't feel that I have the image I'm looking for, but this comes the closest!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Rural Church In A Utility Building ::

Taken several months ago this is now a used car lot!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Old Appliances On Display ::

In the window of an appliance repair shop.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Patriotic Truck ::

I just couldn't pass this up without taking a photograph even though it was a cold evening. I didn't particularly want to drag out the tripod so I just rolled down the window and rested the camera on the door hoping for sharpness. I considered waiting 'til the morning to come back, but I was afraid that the truck would be gone with the light of day. I learned long ago to take the photo when you first see the scene as it will inevitably change or be gone when you return!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Roadside Monument To The Death Of A Loved One! ::

These roadside monuments fascinate me and I'll be sharing some more of this sadness as we go along!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Flags Beside The Road ::

I can't pass up a flag photograph!

Friday, November 28, 2008

An Odd Cemetery ::

I have been photographing in cemeteries for the past 30 years, or so, and I find them to be endlessly fascinating places. I have driven by this particular one for years without stopping in until just a few months ago. The cemetery has specific segments. There is a place for veterans, there is a place for catholics, there is a place for muslims. You get the idea, but there is this one area set aside for babies only and I found this to be somehow oddly disturbing, but I don't know why! Help me out here.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Graffiti ::

Most people see graffiti as vandalism however I, more often than not, consider it to be an important art form although I'm not at all sure what the symbolism is in this:

This is a new image and I really haven't done anything with it yet.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Not A Hollywood Star! ::

This is my friend Lester. The last time I drove through Atlanta we had lunch with Lester and John in Atlanta's East Village and I took a quick snapshot. Not a terribly interesting photograph, but I like to think of Lester looking just like this.

Lester is a very interesting person: extremely quiet spoken and he spends his days helping mentally challenged kids and young adults learn how to cope on their own in what now passes for our real world! That, in itself, is impressive!

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Monday Morning Panorama ::

I've been doing some panoramas for the past year or so although the results are often mixed. This one worked out well.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Orleans Cemetery ::

I was in New Orleans several months before hurricane Katrina devastated the area and shot this in one of the cemeteries on my way out of town. I haven't been back down there since, but I often wonder just what happened to this area. In the upper right hand corner you can see I-10.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Flag In Fence ::

Taken a couple of years ago in the DeKalb community outside Camden, S.C. The fence surrounds the little cemetery where my grandparents are buried.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Honey For Sale ::

I live out in the country in North Alabama and the guy who has the lot next to me is president of the local beekeepers association. He has 11 hives on this property as well as others that he leases out to farmers to aid in plant pollination.

A couple of years ago I ordered a Fisheye Lomo and I have had a great deal of fun with this little $40 camera. In fact, it is the only film camera I now own.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

OK, Here's The First Photograph ::

I live just down the road from a large sod farm and this is a part of that enterprise. The photograph was taken early one Sunday morning with a heavy fog. I also found two other buildings I liked in this fog and I will share them later!

New Photo Blog

And this is the first post, albeit sans photo!