Sunday, December 31, 2006

Richmond, IN.

Roof top of a three story building taken with a new Christmas gift from wife and children. This 75mm lens has been my "dream" for a number of years. It is everything I hoped for-small and sharp with good contrast. Film/developer update: one more combination to explore and then will make a final selection-stay tuned!

Friday, December 29, 2006

Charlottesville, IN.

"Downtown" Charlottesville, Indiana. A small town next to route 40 in East Central Indiana. Only the post office remains open for business.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Brownsville, IN.

The Brownsville State Bank building and the Brownsville, Indiana post office. While the bank is now a private home, the post office is still in "business". There are no other retail/commerical operations in the community. Just a few houses and a couple of streets.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Dunlapsville, IN.

Bible Believers Baptist Church in historic Dunlapsville, Indiana.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

South of Richmond, IN.

A favorite quiet place between Richmond and Liberty, Indiana.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Richmond, IN.

Hayes Arboretum Richmond, Indiana.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Richmond, IN.

International Harvester Plant. Now closed but once the scene of a major workers strike that required police intervention. Very close to the tone, sharpness, and feeling that I seek in black and white photography.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

New Castle, IN.

Courthouse Henry County, Indiana. This material/chemical combination uses a different film in the same chemicals as the previous posting. I prefer the previous combination for tones, sharpness, and clarity.

Monday, December 18, 2006

New Castle, IN.

Open Arms Church in downtown New Castle, Indiana.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Richmond, IN.

Working warehouse in Richmond, Indiana. I have spent the past week refining my 35mm black and white film procedures for the digital darkroom. Developing, scanning and printing different films to select a black and white film that provides a sharp image with a range of tones from black to white. The next few posts will reflect the continuing testing as I attempt to improve my workflow.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Richmond, IN.

"Cheap" smokes. One of several such retail stores in Richmond, Indiana.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Liberty, IN.

Whitewater State Park. A quiet place on a sunny day this fall.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Boston, IN.

Boston, Indiana Post Office. Once a gas station and quick food mart, now only a post office with soft drinks machines.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Western Ohio

Along Route 40 in Western Ohio.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Laura, Ohio

Roark's of Laura was a major appliance and furniture store. The fur store is all that is left.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Bachman, OH.

One of six in a wind field east of Bachman, Ohio.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Rowley, IA.

The outdoor mail boxes have replaced the now closed post office (red brick building). With no school and now no post office, Rowley is fading away.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Independence, IA.

John Wayne lives on in Independence, Iowa

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Vinton, IA.

Tis the season in the "City of Lights", Vinton, Iowa.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Monticello, IA

Downtown Monticello, Iowa. Will be traveling and photographing the next few days. Check in early next week for new images from Iowa.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Hartford City, IN.

The old Walgreen Drug Store sign in downtown Harford City, Indiana. The store has been turned into a used clothing and flea market.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Paris, France

"Breaking Away" from the Indiana and Ohio images for a bit.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Montpelier, IN.

Along High Street Montpelier, Indiana.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Montpelier, IN.

It's that time of the year in Indiana.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Portland, IN.

Not all bank buildings have been recycled into something other than a bank. In Portland, the Citizens Bank is now the First National Bank.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Losantville, IN.

Trimble Grain Elevator. Unused for several years, the structure is showing signs of decay.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Center Junction, IA.

Main Street in Center Junction, Iowa. Only two business operations-GrainElevator/Farm Servies and a Cable TV Company.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Redkey, IN.

Papa's Pizzeria from "Along the Tracks". A brief return to Redkey, Indiana for a change from the recent Iowa views.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Oxford Junction, IA.

Post Office, Z C B J Lodge building and Sportsman Den on Main Street. Our Place and the O. J. Theater are now using the lodge building.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Oxford Junction, IA.

Along the main street in Oxford Junction, Iowa. Note: The new computer is now up and running! Will return to posting on a daily basis.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

West Liberty, IA.

Iowa State Bank and Trust building. David Plowden, in his "Small Town America" writes:
"Bank buildings, whether the banks themselves have failed, often survive as the most durable structures in town." In West Liberty, Buelitos-Mexican American Food-recycles the bank building for its restaurant.

Monday, October 30, 2006

West Liberty, IA.

"Discovered" on a side street in West Liberty.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Friday, October 27, 2006

West Liberty, IA

New York Dollar Store a Mexican grocery store.

Monday, October 23, 2006

West Libery, IA.

Grain elevator in West Liberty. The next few days will be spent in this interesting Iowa community.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Amber, IA.

Closed Amber Mutual Creamery. Dairy cows are few and far between in this part of Iowa. Corn and beans along with beef cattle, hogs and chickens are the mainstays of local farming.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Near Solon, IA.

Lake Macbride State Park.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Olin, IA.

Grain elevator south of Olin, Iowa.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Richmond, IN.

Glen Miller Park. Fall-the season between summer and winter-in Indiana. I will be away from a computer until the end of next week. Check back again on a week from Friday.
Will have many new images for your viewing.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Winchester, IN.

Another service provided by the good folks of Winchester, Indiana.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Boston, IN.

Front door of the closed Boston elementary school.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Richmond, IN.

It's that time of the year in Richmond, Indiana.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Redkey, IN.

Mail-Pouch and an old Coke cooler. Once again, the original wall painting has been covered by a "new" Mail-Pouch (real?) painting.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Redkey, IN.

While several buildings are boarded up there appears to be new "wall signs" painted over the original ones. Redkey, Indiana is a work in progress.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Redkey, IN.

The next few days will be spent in Redkey, Indiana. A forgotten community that seems to be in the process of changing from the usual small town retail stores to a collection of coffee shops, bed and breakfast, and art galleries.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Winchester, IN.

Thomas and Dixie Batt owners of the Country Gentleman. For an excellent selection of clothing check out their store in Winchester, Indiana.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

On Route 35 West of Williamsburg, IN.

Rabbit's Welding. This is one of several area welding shops that have closed. Why is that?