Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Steve McCurry Exposes The Last Roll Of Kodachrome ::

McCurry was given the last production roll of Kodachrome by Kodak and, given that he had 36 exposures, he spent some considerable time exposing images from different locations around the world, but with the 1st and last frames shot in his home base of New York City.

The story and a link to the interview is up on NPR.

The last Kodachrome processing line in the world, run by Dwayne's in Kansas, is scheduled to shut down on December 30 of this year. I've shot many rolls of Kodachrome through the years and I love the film, but what really sticks in my mind are the 8x10 Kodachromes that an old timer photographer friend in Atlanta showed me many years ago. They were absolutely gorgeous!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Roadside Monument ::

From a couple of years ago just a week or two before Halloween:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Fisheye Lomo Photograph ::

The guy who owns the acreage next to me is the president of the local beekeepers association and has 13 hives within about 100 yards of me. When I need honey it doesn't get any more local than that!

Not bad for a $35 plastic camera!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

No Trespassing ::

A couple of weeks ago I came across this field with all of these no trespassing signs. Actually there are a lot more of these than are shown in this photograph. I did a panorama, but I haven't fully processed it yet. I'll put it up when I'm happy with the final result.

This scene is next to a railroad track and an overpass. Underneath the overpass is a homeless camp so I'm sure that these homeless people are the target audience for these signs.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Walker Cemetery ;:

In the Hebron Community in Marshall County, Alabama:

This church is only a couple of miles from where I live so I often photograph it, or, more specifically, the cemetery surrounding it on the hill. We had some significant thunderstorms yesterday resulting in some dramatic skies, but I could only get down here a little later after having voted so the clouds had changed quite a bit. I did get this photograph which was at least mildly satisfying!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Last Flag Photograph For A While ::

This was taken on December 26, 2008 in downtown New Hope, Alabama. Just directly across the street are the recycling bins where I take my newspapers and plastic every couple of weeks.

The flag has been replaced a couple of times since I shot this photograph and this is what it looks like right now:

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The 4th Of July ::

I just might go out and buy some miniature explosive devices!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

A Propane Tank ::

Decorated with flag art:

This is at a place that once was a small propane distribution business. It's now a used car lot, but this tank is still part of the decor.

Owens Crossroads, Alabama

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Flag On A Fence

Well, actually 2 flags along with the state flower of Alabama-the tv satellite receiver!

Huntsville, Alabama