Monday, June 30, 2008

The Past is Past

Once there were other buildings/floors/rooms. Individuals alive/interacting /stories told. Now nothing. The past is past and the future an empty parking lot.


For many in the community belief is deep, strong and an important part of their life.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Changing Times

In the 60's this was the location of a locally owned drug store. Later it became a computer store. Today it is a Mexican market. One of three such Mexican grocery stores in our midwestern community. Many retail merchants are now able and willing to do business in either English or Spanish.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Franchise Food

We seem to have almost every franchise possible. From Appiebee's to White Castle with stops along the way at Burger King, Long John Silver, Pizza Hut, etc, etc, etc. Most small mid-western communities have franchise food. It may be only a "gas station" but will have food. A Big Mac is a Big Mac no matter which McDonald's you visit. Franchise food is predicable, convenient and for the most part boring. When was the last time you had a sit down meal in a non franchise restaurant?

Friday, June 27, 2008

Trophy Homes

Along Main Street aka US 40 are several trophy homes from the past. Some are B&B's, others have been divided into apartments and/or businesses. Today such homes can been found on the edge of town in quiet, safe and protected neighborhoods. Private transportation has enabled a greater distance between home and businesses.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Signs of the Times

Gas prices have forced the parking of the truck. Walked some three hours today-home to downtown and back-photographing along the way. The next few posts will reflect the expected and unexpected. This small mid-western community has and is continuing to
experience changes. Changes not unique to Richmond, rather representative of what is happening elsewhere. Stay tuned in.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Other Season

In the winter Hoosiers head to the gym to attend, watch and/or play basketball. The rest of the year whether you are hosting or attending the sport of choice is "Yard Sale".

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Only in Indiana?

Another walk about with the "big" digital camera - using new hardware/software. Walked for 1-1/2 hours some forty city blocks and viewed over twenty flags on poles and houses. A few were on cars and a couple on motorcycles. Indiana must be the flag capitol of the world! Can't wait until the 4th of July!

Morning Light

Walk about using the "big" digital camera. Processed with new updated software.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

From the Past

September 1970. Somewhere in the mountains of California. Agfa color slide that has begun to fade to cyan. Scanned and using photoshop, converted into a black and white image. Unlike yesterday's image, I would take that photograph today. Really enjoy the mountains and streams of California.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Long Ago and Far away

Ex-wife returned a number of my color slide images that she had kept. This is in the mountains of California in 1968. Taken with Agfa color film that has survived for some 40 years. Interesting to observe how my subject matter and point of view have changed over time. Would probably not make this image today!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Favorite Flower

That time of the year when one of my favorite flowers appears.

Friday, June 13, 2008


With the high cost of fuel, some are using alternate means of transportation.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Food and Car Choices

Ford and Beef vs. Mazda and Soy.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

What's in a Name?

Morgan Creek Quaker Meetinghouse aka House of Jesus

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


With the high cost of fuel, the boating use is way down.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Sunday, June 01, 2008