Saturday, May 25, 2013

Just an old building

I love this old building.  I don't just drive over to look at it or anything, but it isn't too far from home (about 30-45 minutes away) and we pass it every time we go to visit my mom and dad or when Britt has a softball game in the city a few miles east of here.  Every single time we pass it I mention how I want to take a picture of it and every single time I never have a camera or I don't get my phone out in time to snap the shot.

I can not even begin to explain why this is one of my favorite photos.  I mean look at it. The sun was well into the west making the front of this east facing building much too dark.  And I didn't even take it using my good camera, in fact I used the camera on my phone while riding on the back of a motorcycle so Heaven knows the set up and composition of the photo pretty much stinks.  But I love it nonetheless. 

I remember being a little girl when this building use to be home to some sort of discount grocery store.  I don't know if it was a discount store or if it was just a small store that had great sales but I do remember my momma and Nanny Fern driving over to stock up on the things they fed the family...potatoes, canned goods and such.  And when I say stocked up for the family I mean they almost always had a few people they were buying for too.  Then the store got a new building and this one has sat empty for who knows how long.  There is a sign on it now that says it is some roofing company and I am sure that is where all the little vent things came from that are all over the roof (part of the reason I love's different). 

I hope that soon I can get back over there on a quiet week day afternoon to take a few more shots of this neat old building, some close ups with my good camera and a better set up.  I'm afraid that before too long it is going to be gone.  It is very old and looks as if it will fall down any day if someone doesn't tear it down on purpose.

I know it is forever in between posts on this blog, so I am going to try to get into the swing of things and be a bit more frequent with  my posting.  Check back occasionally to see whats up.

Go out and enjoy the weekend.  Take your camera with you, you never know what will catch your eye!
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 Have a great day!


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Peaceful view

This photo has been hanging out inside my computer for a while now and every time I come across it, it stills my world.  Weird yeah maybe.

I took this picture quite some time ago while out taking pictures of Kash.  We were nearing the end of our shoot and I loved the view from this point.  The front porch of a very old house that has been since turned into a historical site with a museum full of amazing history.   Gilcrease museum.  The view from this front porch is breathtaking.   I fell in love and would absolutely love to live in this old house with its wonderfully perfect flower gardens.
I was using my small little point and shoot with the panorama setting. Nothing special just a quick shot so I can remember how pretty it is there. 
In the far left hand side you can spy Nikki sitting.  This picture looks just like something from along time ago. Back before any of us. When just sitting in the garden drinking sweet tea was the best form of entertainment.   Before all these computers and phones we are all so attached to. 

And if I hadn't been there to catch this view one might think she was sitting there reading a book waiting on a "gentleman caller" to come stroll through the garden with her.  But I was there and I know that she was in fact sitting there texting waiting for her niece to cooperate and get her picture taken.

I love this photo because like I said it stills my world and transports me to a time I never knew but sounds so amazing and simple.

Thanks Nikki for the memory.   It is one of the many everyday moments that makes up the wonderful (sometimes crazy) life I have. 

I know its cold here in Smalltown Oklahoma but get out there and turn ordinary days into forever memories.   And take a few spur of the moment photos to spark those memories later in life.
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Love you all
tammy c