Monthly Archives: November 2012

This photograph was shot in Helena, Alabama during the evening blue hour

If you're not familiar with the blue hour, just Google "blue hour" and you should find links that will explain what it is and some examples of blue hour photography. There's a site that allows you to enter your country, and other specifics about your location and it will tell you the blue hour times for any date you choose. 

The Helena Town Hall is no longer located in this building but the letters on the building are intact.

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#bluehourphotography   #smalltowns   #lowanglephotography  +Low Angle Photography +Jeremy Lavender  #helena   #alabama  
Helena Town Hall 1953

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A little bit south of Birmingham, AL is a small town named Helena

The main street is lined with little shops, both sides of the street have nice sidewalks. In areas the front of the buildings have been extended to give it a front porch feel. Near the railroad tracks is this rail car and beside it is a historical marker. There's a nice park beside a creek that is just beyond this rail car.

This afternoon I arrived a little before sunset and began photographing in the area. As darkness was approaching, I photographed the rail car. Out of the frame, along the roof line of the railroad car are holiday lights. You can see just a glimpse of them in the reflection on the rear window.

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#textureblendphotography   #textureblendtuesday  +Gemma Costa +Texture Blend Photography  #smalltownusa   #railroadcars   #helena   #alabama  
Louisville-Nashville

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Post Office, Mooresville, Alabama – (from the Town of Mooresville website, http://www.mooresvillealabama.com/postoffice.htm)…

Post Office, Mooresville, Alabama – (from the Town of Mooresville website, http://www.mooresvillealabama.com/postoffice.htm) "It is the oldest operational post office in the state of Alabama and has served the community from the same building for over 150 years. The mailboxes and office furnishings are even older, having been transferred from the original post office in the tavern. The post boxes are numbered 1-48 and some families have had the same box number for several generations."

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#postoffice   #smalltowns   #ruralphotography   #mooresville   #alabama  
Post Office, Mooresville, AL

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as promised, to continue the comparison exercise, this is the black & white version…

as promised, to continue the comparison exercise, this is the black & white version of the image in my previous post.

#ruralphotography   #ruraldecay   #mooresville   #alabama   #comparisonphotography   #blackandwhitephotography  
columns and doors, bw

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often i struggle with myself on how i want to process a photograph

something i've wanted to do for a while is post two versions and get some input from you on which one you like best and if you don't mind, a little comment about why you like one better than the other.

in this case, it's a question of whether you prefer the color or black & white version. there's not a right or wrong response. the black & white version will follow in my next post.

thank you

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columns and doors, color

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door slightly open – there is something about the way wood weathers over time that…

door slightly open – there is something about the way wood weathers over time that attracts my eye. this is an interesting old building in Mooresville, Alabama. The weathered wood, the bars across the shutters, the age of the structure were plenty of reasons for the photograph. what puts it over the top for me is the door slightly open. there is a certain mystery to a door that isn't fully open or fully closed, like a closet door in your bedroom. it can be unsettling and arouses a natural curiosity.

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#doorsunday  +André Roßbach +Dave Krugman  #allthingsmonochrome  +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Bill Wood 
door slightly open

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