The Price Was Right
Sure, at 61-1/2 cents per gallon, why not fill ‘er up? Unfortunately, it’s too bad this gas pump at Jones Grocery Store is no longer in operation. Before closing, it looks like one of the store’s last customers drove away with 11.2 gallons of gas, which came to about $6.89. Today, those same 11.2 gallons cost about $22.00. But enough of such discomforting economic trivia!
Before we leave Jones Grocery and head out to photograph elsewhere in Lewisville, I thought I’d give you some resource information on High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography, since I used HDR to create all of the Jones Grocery Store photos I’ve shown you thus far. Who knows, you just might want to experiment with HDR in the future.
In the NEXT SECTION, I’ll not only give you some specific resource information on HDR, but I’ll show you the last two photos in this series covering Jones Grocery. Of course, I’ll continue stopping by Jones Grocery and will add more photos to the store’s photo gallery over time. CLICK for more info on HDR and to see the final Jones Grocery Store photos
It was in the beautiful, late afternoon light that I photographed this side of the Jones Grocery Store building, which is located in the western portion of the Lewisville Township. The store photos I’ve shown before on the website were shot from the front and the opposite side of the store, in mid-morning light.
I mentioned in the last post that I really love looking at old buildings. Sadly, many of them are slowly vanishing from our landscapes. And too often, they’re replaced with structures that simply can’t compare, in terms of “personality” and originality.
One of my goals is to photographically capture the beautiful old structures in Lewisville — in their best light — before they will someday likely meet their demise. Jones Grocery Store is just one of those on my photo list.
I’ve placed several more photos of Jones Grocery Store in the NEXT SECTION, including black-and-white versions. I hope you’ll enjoy them.
Notice the different emotional perspectives you experience when viewing the color images versus the black-and-white images. It’s interesting how the “moods” evoked by the two versions can be so different. CLICK to see more photos of Jones Grocery Store
At least when it comes to buildings, I find old, weathered buildings much more compelling than newer ones. Old buildings represent less-hurried bygone days, and they have such marvelously rich “character.” In fact, as I see it, the more peeling and curled-up paint daring to fall off an old building, the better!
For today’s post, we’re back at Jones Grocery Store, with this tight shot of an upper-story window on one side of the store. I blogged about Jones Grocery on three previous occasions. If you missed any of those posts, you can check them out at the following links:
Please continue to the NEXT SECTION, where I’ve provided two variations of this scene. Of the three photos, I believe I like the shot above best. Let me know your pick!
CLICK to see more Jones Grocery photos
Well, it’s back to Jones Grocery Store on the outskirts of Lewisville, NC! And believe me — there’s so much photographic material at that old store that I could easily work it into at least a month’s worth of blog posts. But I’ll restrain myself and try not to pour it on too thickly! (If you missed the previous posts about Jones Grocery, please check out the Country Store and the Closed for Business posts.)
As you can see, I must be feeling under the weather, right? After all, unlike many of my previous photos, this image is not on color steroids! Do I have a fever? Or have I been converted to a life of more traditional photography?
Well, let’s just say I’ve been “convicted” about overdoing it maybe a little too much, and maybe a little too often, when it comes to manipulating or enhancing photos.
Changing My Ways?
I realize that not everyone likes photos that are taken to the extreme end of the color-intensity spectrum. So in order to provide a little more objectivity (at least this one time!), I thought I’d go at today’s post a little differently. If you continue to the NEXT SECTION, you’ll see that we generally proceed from the more traditional to the more modified treatment of the above photo.
I’d like your input on the version that you like best. And do you typically lean more toward a significantly enhanced photo, or more toward a traditional photo?
Kind of like, does your car run better on high-test or regular?!
CLICK to see the enhanced photo options