Category Archives: Places

Paradise Garden mail train

Last week I had the opportunity to shoot in Paradise Garden. Located in Summerville, GA, Paradise Garden is the largest outdoor folk art installation in the United States, all created by the late artist and Baptist minister, Howard Finster, who died in 2001. I really can’t find the words to describe Paradise Garden. Fortunately, others […]

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There ain’t but

What’s the difference between the Hotel California and the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon, GA? At the Hotel California you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. At the Big House, there ain’t but one way out, as evidenced by this sign in the parking […]

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Another barn – and no opinions

After yesterday’s lame opinion piece, I think it’s safe to say that nobody should visit here in search of editorial insights on the events of the day. Sooo… I’ll get back to basics and keep my editorial opinions to myself. In my defense, I can report that no animals were harmed in the production of […]

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Is this anything?

Apologies to David Letterman for stealing his line… but I don’t know. I’m not always the best person to judge my own work. Way back when, for almost ten years, I drove past this now closed yellow gas station twice a day to and from work and never gave it a second thought. It has […]

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Trespassing in Valle Crucis

Sometimes, I have to trespass just a little to get a shot. This horse was in a field adjacent to a barn I was shooting yesterday. As it turned out, I like the pic of the horse better than the pics of the barn. I would have asked for permission had there been anyone around, […]

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Restaurant gone to seed

This long closed Mexican restaurant looks like it has gone to seed. I spent countless hours here when it was known as El Sombrero. I think I can still smell the chips and salsa and the fajitas. It was a narrow space, tacked onto the end of a factory. The proprietors were unsurpassed in their […]

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They’re not loitering officer, we’re taking pictures

I was just getting started trying to get a decent composition of these kids hanging out in downtown Hickory’s only parking deck last night when a police officer appeared on the scene and my subjects scattered like dust in the wind.

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No vampires here

The black sand beaches near Forks, Washington are unusual and beautiful. Yeah, that Forks. Where the vampires roam. Spent two days there a couple years ago and didn’t see a single vampire. No werewolves either. Plenty of lumberjacks though. And the most expensive gasoline I had seen to that date. I guess the Twilight saga […]

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