When you first move to new area, you make a real effort to explore and take in where you live. So when I moved to Georgia, I spent quite a while exploring downtown Atlanta.
It turns out, Fire Station No11 is quite a famous building, which is on the National Historical Buildings Register. You can see, even when I took this picture almost 20 years ago, it hadn’t been used as a fire station for sometime. Now, it is a restaurant. I remember when I took the picture, the contrast with the other buildings in Mid-town, which towered over it. I believe the Bell South office behind the fire station still exists and is now AT&T.
When I moved to to Atlanta, I was convinced that I had managed to avoid a British winter and that it would be short sleeves all year round. You know, ‘cos it’s next to Florida. As it turns out, I was wrong, and it was freezing!
I think I found this picture in Emory, which is a small suburb of Atlanta near Decatur where I lived (home to an illustrious college).
Olympus OM2 + 50mm F1.8 using Kodachrome 64. I used to love Kodachrome, each frame being a drop of beautiful colour.
One of the things I love about photography, is how it encourages you to look around you for interesting details. I saw this in a Kroger’s car park near where I lived (very handy). I’ve tweaked the contrast a bit to make it clearer – but to me it looks like dogs face in the oil leaks.
For the technically minded, I was using a Canonette compact camera and some colour print film.