This one has been in the hopes and dreams category for me for quite some time. I’ve always wanted a super wide angle lens, and my shipping tracking says it will arrive today!
285 S Main
There’s times when a photograph isn’t meant to uplift or have a happy feeling, but to convey a message. I hope this one does the latter. Times can be tough, and it’s in our persistence that we find hope. There’s a lot of things going on in this image. Late one evening while walking around Memphis Tennessee, I came across this scene, which seemed like it should have been occupied by someone, but it was strangely empty. I snapped a few photos and went on my way.
Dreams permit each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. – William Dement
Here’s a couple of quick shots from Memphis for today. Shannon at www.seeingspotsphoto.com and I worked on another photo collaboration a few weeks ago, but with the crash of my computer were delayed in getting it to press. So hopefully we’ll get that set up this week or first thing next week for you all.
A glowing horse drawn carriage is pulled down a lonely street late in the evening on warm Memphis evening.
The momentum of this photo really seems to make it for me. The sun setting in the distance lets off a nice yellow glow in the background.
Well things still aren’t looking great for getting the lappy back up and running quickly. Today & tomorrow I’ll be working on getting all the files copied off, and trying to minimize the headache of getting the system set back up the way I had it. I’m kind of holding out hoping that a little miracle happens and I don’t have to set it up again. Alas… I have a few photos in the stocks that I can post, but it will probably be next week or better till I’m back up to a daily post.
Memphis by Trolley
One of the best ways to get around downtown Memphis is via the State Street Trolley, and it’s got such a great old time feel to it, like you’ve stepped back in time. Even if you’ve got no where specific to be, they do loop back around and you’ll get to see a lot of the city, and probably several views that you wouldn’t have otherwise came across.
Night Work at the Bike Shop
Late into the evening in downtown Memphis, a man works diligently on his bicycles. It was quite a neat little shop, all sorts of parts around on the floor and lining the walls. The old school painted wood floors and detailed tin ceiling caught the flooding lights from the back of the store. In a nearly deserted street, the lights lit up the storefront like a lightning bug in a dark night.
Walkin in Memphis
Lights of the city glow in the night sky. The mighty Mississippi River rushes by, reflecting the lights of the Hernando de Soto bridge across it’s fast moving surface. This peaceful walkway allows for a nice vantage point to the river.
A couple walks along the river in the warm evening breeze. I found this show intriguing as the lights and darks cast across the sidewalk.
Neon in Memphis
There are a lot of great store/bar/restaurant fronts in Memphis. I could have done a dozen more, but these two I particularly liked. The Green Beetle is a staple of the community, as you can see in the sign is the proclaimed (I only say this because I haven’t researched that fact) ‘oldest tavern in Memphis,’ having been established in 1939. The green aura from the neon just added to it’s charm.
Johnny G’s had this really cool catfish neon, but their selling point for me was the two guys standing out front, heckling for a new customer. Now they brought me in, but their food and beer kept me there. Delicious!