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Posts tagged “2010

Mannequins: Scottsboro, Alabama: June 21, 2010

A couple of mannequin display busts in a thrift store.Mannequins

I didn’t make a note about where this was, but I’m sure it was Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro (they have Hoggle!).  I thought this pic was interesting, even if I guess it is a bit of a departure from most of my small town & nature pics.  Side note, I grew up watching Star Trek with my dad & can remember so clearly my excitement when the first Star Trek movie was coming on television.  These remind me of the bald lady in that movie, Ilia, especially the one in the back.  The front one looks disdainful.  I’m pretty sure she thinks she’s better than me.

Taken with my Canon & edited slightly for lighting & warmth.


Laughing Hoop Dancer: Bridgeport, Alabama: May 1, 2010

Cherokee Hoop dancer laughing after his performanceLaughing Hoop Dancer

This picture was taken at Russell Cave‘s Native American Festival a couple of years ago.  It has always been my favorite.  He is a Cherokee hoop dancer who gave a demonstration.  It was a lot fun to watch.

Pussywillow: Stevenson, Alabama; Jan 9, 2010

A crop of pussywillows on Mud Creek in Stevenson, Alabama, if I recall correctly, during last winter's big freeze

Here is a post from last January’s big freeze.  You can still see some of the lingering snow.  I think this was taken at the boat dock by Aunt Bea’s Barbecue (formerly Bud’s).  I believe that area is known as Mud Creek, thought it might be Crow Creek.  I don’t fish & have rarely ventured farther than the barbecue when I get over that way.

I know I labeled this one cropped, but I don’t remember what else I did with it.  It would have been taken with my cell phone (which is a Samsung something or other, if anyone is curious).

BTW, I named this in honor of the fabulous John Water’s movie, Serial Mom.  You know what I’m referring to if you’ve seen it.  I actually think those are cattails.  No idea why it always makes me think of “pussywillow”.

Viadock View: Stevenson, Alabama; Jan 13, 2010

View of the railroad tracks from the viadock in Stevenson, Alabama.
Viadock View

This photo is from Winter 2010.  It was taken from the viadock and is the view of the railroad tracks going into town.

It is mostly untouched, but I did add a bit more light too it & cooled the tone down a hair.  It was taken with the camera on my cell phone I think.