Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Back Home in Indiana: Albany Door

You know you are in the Midwest when ........... (click on image to enlarge)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Back Home in Indiana: Albany Bank

Building - right corner - once housed an Albany bank. It now stands empty and unused. (click on image to enlarge)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Back Home in Indiana: Hard Times

Here in Albany, as elsewhere in the Midwest, times are hard. A center of town church is offering a free meal. (click on image to enlarge)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back Home in Indiana: Albany Lions

Service clubs are big in the Midwest. Here in Albany the curbs and sidewalks are painted with the Lions logo. (click on image to enlarge)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back Home in Indiana: Albany

Albany is a town in Delaware County with a population of less than 2400. (click on image to enlarge)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lost in the Midwest: A Most Interesting Building

The E. T. Greiner/ B. A. Hemley building in Columbus Grove, Ohio. This 1890 structure is wonderful for several reasons. This design is most unusual and the craft required to execute the design is first rate. The bricks used are not the more common red but something different. Brick masons that helped build this building were very skilled. The detail is amazing. In addition, the use of positive and negative space in the design is most unusual. For me, this is the most interesting building I have so far seen. (click on image to enlarge)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lost in the Midwest: Unique Designs II

In the last previous post Unique Designs of Columbus Grove was presented as a color image. While photographing, in addition to a color digital camera, I bring along a black and white film camera. Today's post is the result of using the film camera. (click on image to enlarge)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Lost in the Midwest: Unique Designs

Unique Designs in the center of Columbus Grove, Ohio. (click on image to enlarge)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lost in the Midwest: Had Enough Change Yet?

A point of view displayed on a storefront in Columbus Grove, Ohio. Seeing several signs, like this, posted as I travel about in Indiana and Ohio. Many folks, not only Tea Party types, are not pleased with the present government. (click on image to enlarge)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lost in the Midwest: Columbus Grove, OH.

Columbus Grove is a village in Putnam County, Ohio. The population is about 2200. The village has a total area of 1.0 square mile. (click on image to enlarge)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wall Marks: VOR RT'S

Finding more and more markings as I move about the city. (click on image to enlarge)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Richmond, Indiana: Chase Bank

Banks are to be safe, secure, and strong. Blue is a "cool" welcoming color/logo choice. Would you trust this bank? (click on image to enlarge)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Lost in the Midwest: Hotel Barnes

Hotel Barnes - now closed - just off the courthouse square in Paulding, Ohio. (click on image to enlarge)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lost in the Midwest: East of Chicago

Closed Certified gas station on the Paulding, Ohio courthouse square. (click on image to enlarge)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lost in the Midwest: Paulding, Ohio

Busted Knuckles auto repair. (click on image to enlarge)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back Home in Indiana: Selma

The Selma grain elevator - as with others in the area - is closed. (click on image to enlarge)

Monday, August 09, 2010

Lost in the Midwest: Antwerp, Ohio

Antwerp is a village in Paulding County. The population is less then 2000. The place is named after the Flemish city of Antwerp .(click on image to enlarge)

Friday, August 06, 2010

Toy Camera: Color or Black and White?

Yesterday's post compared the same image presented in color and then in black and white. Again today, the same comparison. As before, the color photograph is a documentation of the subject-the way the camera recorded what was in its view. The strength of this photograph is its color.
The black and white rendition of the color capture again emphasises the line and form of the subject. (click on images to enlarge)

Thursday, August 05, 2010

A Way of Seeing

This is the Convoy grain elevator as recorded in color. While this is a documentation of the structure, I feel that a stronger presentation is possible.

The same image is now converted to a black and white image. This representation , instead of displaying the varying color values, shows more clearly, the tones and form of the structure. (click on images to enlarge)

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Grain Elevator: Convoy, OH.

Small local elevators are closing. Producers often store their own harvested grain. When the price is right they move their grain, using their own trucks, to market. (click on image to enlarge)

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Lost in the Midwest: Convoy, OH

Convoy is a village in Van Wert County with a population of 1,110 as of the 2000 census. There are three village employees for this community of about one square mile. (click on image to enlarge)