I’m just a simple photo enthusiast who seeks ways to tell a story through my photos. While the technical aspects of each photo I make are important, I think it’s more important to have each image tell a story. Start with a wide view, for example, and then transition to a mid and lastly close-up composition. Like I did yesterday with a patch of Torch Lilies in my neighbor’s backyard.
It’s that time of year here in SW Virginia when “flower hunting” is best.
I captured two images of my neighbor’s blooming Blackberry Bush. I was fortunate to photograph a visiting Bumblebee in between its snacks on numerous flowers. Those flowers will soon be replaced by (hopefully) plump berries.
Once there was a small, but thriving community of Axton, Virginia. Today, only a few empty buildings and a rusty water tower remain where two rural roads intersect. It’s a great place for photographers however, and that’s why I was there a few days ago.
This restored Shell Gas station in Fieldale, Virginia is a favorite location of mine, given the owners desire to fill the building’s interior with a variety of antiques. Not only that, but he’s now displaying a partially restored 1950s era Studebaker Hawk automobile. In some ways, the Studebaker company was ahead of its time design wise and while popular, couldn’t compete for sales with major U.S companies such as General Motors and Ford. And then along came Toyota. Farewell Studebaker. Thus ends my brief look at a small part of U.S. auto history. Whatever, the car looks perfect in front of the Shell station.