Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dr. Pepper In The Fog ::

I got up early one morning several months ago and drove down the dead-end road I live on and came upon this building in a heavy fog. The Dr. Pepper machine is gone now.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Orleans Mausoleum ::

I was down in New Orleans just before the levees broke and spent some time in one of the cemeteries taking some photographs. I haven't been back since, but I'm thinking of taking a trip down there this fall or early winter.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Garbo On Peeling Paint ::

Years ago I worked on 11th street in midtown Atlanta in a commercial photo lab and often wandered the local neighborhood with my view camera. I came across a few of these little Garbo drawings in really interesting places and wound up collecting 4 images that I thought were worthy. There were a couple of others I found in the Virgina-Highlands neighborhood, but they were not nearly as interesting as the midtown images.

I'll post the others at some later time.

As for technical notes, the Garbo images were shot long before digital. At this time I was using a Calumet 8x10 view camera with a 4x5 reducing back. The film was filtered 4x5 VPL in relatively flat natural light.

Needless to say this building no longer exists.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Redneck Storm Shelter ::

This is an oldie, having been photographed several years ago before I got the DSLR. As a tribute to the true American entrepreneurial spirit someone decided to put a door and a vent pipe on a hopefully unused septic tank and market it as a "storm shelter".

Monday, September 7, 2009

In Honor Of Football ::

In the state of Alabama. I've never quite figured out why people take this sport so seriously, but I guess the love of football is pretty universal. Too bad we don't expend as much energy in intellectual pursuits!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Church On The Hill ::

Been scarce the past few days because of illness, but gradually getting over it. This is a scene I pass often and I have photographed it several times. I like this one best so far.

The tree completes the visual image.