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Hick’s Grocery: Stevenson, Alabama: July 23, 2012

An old, closed down, small neighborhood grocery with bars on the window & the windows broken out.Hick’s Grocery

I’m not sure when this store closed.  Maybe in the 90’s.  We used to stop here a lot when I was a kid.  I got a lot of banana Laffy Taffy & chocolate footballs there, along with the occasional Three Musketeers until I realized as much as I loved them they made me sick.  Once on the way to daycare my mom stopped here & bought a can of fruit cocktail for our snack.  I have no idea why, but that memory has always stuck in my head.  I must have been about 3yo.

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.

Shop Rite Windows II: Stevenson, Alabama: June 6, 2012

More painted windows at Shop Rite, the local grocery store.  I think it's just some barns.Shop Rite Windows II

More painted windows at Shop Rite.

Shop Rite Windows I: Stevenson, Alabama: June 6, 2012

The Stevenson Depot Museum & The North Jackson Chiefs with chief head mascot painted on the windows of the local Shop Rite grocery store.Shop Rite Windows I

Paintings on the windows of the local grocery store.

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…)