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Door to Nowhere: Stevenson, Alabama: June 18, 2012

An old, white wooden door broken at the bottom in a red brick wall with an electric box nearby.Door to Nowhere

Another picture downtown.  Not much to say about it other than the door goes into a burned out building.  It’s on the side of the building I published Monday.

Taken with my Canon & edited for light & color.


Long View: Stevenson, Alabama: June 18, 2012

View down the sidewalk of downtown Stevenson, Alabama.Long View

A view down the sidewalk of the downtown Stevenson.  When I was a kid, mid-late 70’s, it was full & busy.  Now, most of the buildings are empty, or seem that way.  Some of them look like they have something in them, but not a shop or anything open to the public.  The first shop there is one of those.  Something is in there, but I don’t know what.  Next to that is a computer repair shop.  It used to be a photography studio until the owner died.  That’s where I had my senior pictures taken.  Next to that, where the Pepsi sign & washing machine are is a thrift store.  Up until some time in the 90’s it was a drug store with an ice cream counter in it.  I loved that place (for the ice cream, not the drugs).  My favorite flavor was butter pecan.  Later I came to appreciate orange sherbet, especially in a float with Sprite.  mmmmm.  In the summer when we lived near town, I used to roller skate there, get some ice cream, & sit in the gazebo across the street to eat it.

Taken with my Canon & edited to fix the lighting & color a bit.

Backside of the Street: Stevenson, Alabama: June 18, 2012

Backside of the some burned out, overgrown buildings in downtown Stevenson, Alabama.Backside of the Street

I’ve been doing a lot of nature & park pics lately, so I decided to do all pics around town this week.

This is the backside of a building downtown.  You can see it’s been burned out & let go.  I had walked through back there before but never paid any attention to it.  I knew there were apartments above the shops with steps from the sidewalk, but had never seen the back staircases.  I kind of wanted to go up there, but the stairway was rather narrow, plus the whole burned out, let go, & overgrown thing scared me.

It was taken with my Canon & I edited a little fixing the lighting & warming up the color.

Busy Blue Day: Stevenson, Alabama; Jan 20, 2007

A row of cars parked in downtown Stevenson, Alabama under a cloudy blue sky in Winter 2007.
Busy Blue Day


I haven’t gotten any of my latest pics off the camera yet, so today you get another older one:~)  Today it’s cold, windy, & rainy.  Boo!  I anxiously await cheerier weather, so I can spend more time walking around getting a nice selection of new pics in different areas of town & the broader area.  In the mean time, when I’m less lazy have some much older pics, & pics from traveling around, I’d like to use.  I need to get around to scanning them.

This is another unedited photo.  I have an edited version of this one, but I like the original better.  It looks more real.

Not Quite Dead: Stevenson, Alabama; Jan 20, 2007

An empty storefront in Downtown Stevenson, Alabama, taken during the winter of 2007.
Not Quite Dead

At first glance this building looks empty, but just inside the window you can see a desk set-up.  That, plus the winter state of the tree in the foreground, inspired the title.

I spent most of my time on this one cropping & trying different effects.  In the end I settled on this crop of it & just a little tweaking of the light.  I added the original & a different crop below just to show the difference. (more…)

Downtown Stevenson, Alabama; Jan 20, 2007

shop dog in downtown Stevenson, Alabama
Downtown Doggy

I don’t know if he was supposed to be guarding the antiques & junk in this shop, but he was only mildly interested in my presence.  Nobody was going to get that rug he was laying on at any rate. 

All of these pics were taken with an old camera I no longer own.  I believe it was a Kodak digital of some sort; similar to what I have now. I don’t think any of these pics were edited at all.  More pics behind the click! (more…)