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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.

Barfield General Store

Today’s Photo: Barfield General Store

You can find some of the most interesting things if you get off the beaten path.  I found this driving Highway 9 in Alabama.  Obviously, it has been around a long time.  Since 1893 according to the sign.  You can only imagine the history for which this building has been present.

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.

The Haunted Hospital

Today’s Photo: The Haunted Hospital

Among my many adventures in Knoxville, there were several walks along the Tennessee River.  One of those happened to be well after dark and to retrieve the car for me to go pick up my fellow explorers.  Unfortunately, it took me a few minutes more to make it to them than it could have.  I made a stop at Volunteer Landing to get a few shots of the Baptist Hospital that overlooks the river.  The hospital is no longer in use and reminds me of the set from a horror film.  Not that they scare me, but it was good to have several hundred feet of water to get some good reflections.

Art Under the Sunsphere

Today’s Photo: Art Under the Sunsphere

One evening in Knoxville, I went exploring and had some company.  We drove around for a little while before we found a parking garage beside Market Square and settled on starting there.  As soon as we got out of the car and began walking, I found this shot.  Initially, I was trying to get the sunset with the Sunsphere.  After a few minutes the sunset colors began to fade and I was left with this captivating scene.  I was explaining HDR and good situations to use it.  This was perfect with the bright interior of the building and the comparatively dark streets.

Sapphire

Today’s Photo: Sapphire

I ran into this restaurant along Gay Street in Knoxville.  I could not pass up the contrasting blues and orange.  I stood here for a while to get a shot without people in it.  This was one busy sidewalk and restaurant.

Country Store

Today’s Photo: Country Store

I drive through the Salacoa Valley on a regular basis and see this building.  I thought many times of stopping for a few shots, but never did.  That was until I got this shot.  The store is not open anymore, but it is maintained as you see it.  I miss seeing old country stores like this.

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