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Master Lock

Today’s Photo: Master Lock

I found this master lock hanging on the side of an old building several years ago.  Unfortunately for the family, I have this habit of slamming on the breaks and stopping to take photos whenever we are driving some where.  Scheduling time to go take photos never works, so I think I will just go back to improvising.  Maybe it just has something to do with the creative side of my brain.  The creative side of my brain really kicked in on this photo; the colors and contrast for this image are fascinating to me.  I don’t think I could have had Sherwin Williams match the paint to the blue of the master lock if I had planned it.

There is something special about the old buildings that I run into in this area.  The combination of the weathered paint, wood, and rusted metal makes for some interesting combinations.  It is too bad a lot of these buildings are being removed to make way for future development.  I am not one to stand in the way of progress, but it sure does decrease the ability to find interesting old building to shoot.  I guess I’ll just have to find some other fun stuff for photos.  Maybe something some modern architecture?  Like Midtown in Atlanta or maybe a trip back to Chattanooga.

Riverfront Theatre Complex

Today’s Photo: Riverfront Theatre Complex

Many years ago, when I was in high school and college, I thought I might make a life in the theater.  That did not happen, but it had a profound impact on my life.  One of the greatest things I gained from it was my appreciation for the arts.  I have walked past the theater complex for Columbus State University several times, but haven’t attended a show there.  Maybe one day I will have to change that.

Lights and a Tree

Today’s Photo: Lights and a Tree

It snowed a little bit on Friday and continued into Saturday.  I could not resist going out and taking a few shots in the snow Friday before it got too dark.  This was with about 3 – 4 inches of snow.  We got another 3 – 4 after I took this photo.  The snow was so good, that we made a 7 foot snowman.  However, the temperature was right at 32 degrees and the snow was very wet and heavy, and the snowman fell down during the night.

Roman Fountain

Today’s Photo: Roman Fountain

I had a couple hours to burn in downtown Rome Georgia.  I ran across this fountain in the side of one of the buildings.  The lights were just right to get a good view of the relief carved into the wall behind the fountain.

The Old and New

Today’s Photo: The Old and New

Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta is a pretty cool place.  Behind the museum proper, they have a series of trails and boardwalks.  I had to battle swarming bees to get to this place, but it was an interesting view of some old architecture and new.

Kehoe House

Today’s Photo: Kehoe House

Having someone with local knowledge is tons of fun.  Especially in a city like Savannah.  There were so many stories that I could not remember them all.  At least I got the location right for this one.  I think my guide said something about this place being haunted, but I remember that about all the places we went.

The Blue Door

Today’s Photo: The Blue Door

Occasionally driving around, I find something that I have need to stop and take a photo of because it is compelling to me.  That was how I ran across these teal painted doors the other day.  I actually was attracted to the building because the huge painted billboard on the side and then saw these near the back of the building.  I could not pass up the contrasting colors and I really like the old weathered look.

Tybee Island Lighthouse

Today’s Photo: Tybee Island Lighthouse

Established as a guiding light for the budding colony of Georgia in 1732, the lighthouse on Tybee Island is one of the oldest in the United States.  It now stands 154 feet tall at the mouth of the Savannah River and still lights the way for mariners.

I took this shot after taking the 178 stairs to the top and back down.  Fortunately, we made it before they shut the lighthouse down that day due to an approaching storm.

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