Category Archive: Abandoned Historic Neighborhoods

Abandoned Train Tracks in Black and White

As part of my experiment on Light, Surface, and Color, I also took pictures with a black and white Fomapan. I think I like this film better than the widely popular Kodak T-Max. Praktica… Continue reading

Light, Surface, and Color

In early March, I conducted an experiment on how the Kodak Portra 400 would react to the reflection of light over various types of surface and in different light conditions. The experiment was… Continue reading

Butler Street YMCA

Shot in the Old Sweet Auburn neighborhood. Canon AE1 Program, Canon FD 50/1.4, Kodak TMax 100, Auto-tone enhancement in PS.

Old Tires

A better example of over-exposed Ektar under cloudy conditions.

Rusted Train Car

Commuters on the southbound red line MARTA train will recognize the sight of this abandoned train car. Pentax MX, Vivitar 50/1.7, Kodak Portra 160. Unedited.

Old Sweet Auburn and the City Skyline

Because of particularities of the light that day, many of these pictures look like they have been processed with Photoshop’s Shadows/Highlights enhancement feature. The dissipating clouds were still dark enough to create a… Continue reading

Children at the Neighborhood Resistance Parade

Shot in the Edgewood neighborhood in Atlanta on Dec.1st. For the whole story, please visit my post on Nexus of Change at The Neighborhood Resistance Parade. Pentax MX, Vivitar 50/1.7, Kodak T-Max 400.… Continue reading

The Tabor Building

I was in the middle of taking this picture in Sweet Auburn when somebody at the door of the Tabor Building called me. It was Tim Franzen, well known activist in Atlanta, who… Continue reading

The Sidebar

Because of the lack of social cohesion in many cities of the United States, many historic districts are still left out of the urban revitalization movement that have benefited places like Durham, North… Continue reading

John Lewis

In a neglected historic neighborhood that I frequently shoot to inspire the need for a vision of prosperity for our local communities, I was happy to see new signs of pride to inspire… Continue reading

Sweet Auburn Bricks

Old bricks, strong walls.

Redscale Exposure – Part 2

A few feet down from the building shown in redscale yesterday, I also shot this building but with an over-exposure of two stops. The resulting effect is what is typically expected. The bright… Continue reading