Masses of People and Traffic

Day eighteen of our photo journey … 

Our tiny town is in the middle of a whirlwind of activities as everyone prepares for the 38th annual Watermelon Carnival this weekend.

I wasn’t real eager to get out in the middle of all the masses people and traffic to escape long enough to take a few pictures.

Okay, I realize that with a population of less than 4,000 people, it doesn’t sound like there would be that much of a commotion, but let me tell you, I think every single one of them was on main street today!

As I stood on the edge of the main street park looking at all the activity, I glanced over at the building across the street. Once again, my mind saw things as they may have been 100 years ago.

Old Building

Doesn’t this picture remind you of a scene that you might see in an old western movie? Do you remember the TV show called Gunsmoke?

For no reason whatsoever, I suddenly find myself wanting to learn more about what this community was like back in the early 1900s.

Just what I need, another project, huh?

Cricket Walker

  1. Gwen Bortner
    Gwen BortnerAug 03, 2007

    I have really enjoyed looking at your photo journey thus far. I like the challenge that you took up and that Haley appears to be holding you accountable (to some degree). It is always so helpful to have a partner in motivation. I will continue to monitor your progress with interest.

    On another note, can you provide a link to one of your other blogs that talks about using filters for the B&W effect or better yet, the sepia tone that you have appeared to achieve in today’s photo? I too am a fan of B&W portraits — there is just something about them!

  2. Pam
    PamAug 03, 2007

    My first thought when I saw it was OLD New Orleans. Dunno why. Now that you mention it it does look like something you might see in Gunsmoke too.

  3. Carolyn
    CarolynAug 04, 2007

    Oh I love this photo! It makes me think of the film “Cold Mountain” which took place during the Civil War. Very “period” photo.

  4. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerAug 06, 2007

    I love stuff like that. I think that I just might have been born in the wrong century! :)

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