Walking

 

Disconnected Lines

Disconnected Lines

 

Many of you know about Scott Kelby’s Annual World Wide Photo Walk. How many of you have plans to walk this weekend? The first couple of years I participated in a group that walked in Birmingham.  One of my favorite of this walk I titled Disconnected Lines.  It was taken looking of the viaduct looking toward Sloss Furnaces, an old steel plant that you will hear more about in the future.

Reaching for the Sky

Reaching for the Sky

 

This 284′ tall 21-story classical revival skyscraper was constructed in 1912 for the American Trust and Savings Bank and was once the tallest building in the state. Built during Birmingham’s industrial boom at the turn of the 20th century it was the fourth skyscraper to be built at the corner at 1st Avenue and Twentieth Street. The intersection became known as the “Heaviest Corner on Earth”. The building was renamed in 1970 in honor of the president of the First National Bank, John A. Hand.

 

Number 3814

Number 3814

 

However, last year I was kind of tired of walking in the same area, and decided to travel a couple of hours up the road to Huntsville.

 

Post Office

Post Office

 

We walked in a small town actually about 15miles away called Mooresville.  Mooresville was the first incorporated city in the territory of Alabama. That’s right the town is older than the state. It was a great trip.

 

 

Juice

Juice

 

This image is of an old Gulf gas pump. The owner has it displayed with grapes growing around it. Of course I titled the image Juice. It didn’t win anything with the judges, but a company who sells art to hotels purchased the rights to several copies for a hotel in Huntsville. No, I didn’t get rich, but it sure felt good.

This year I’m head about an hour and a half south towards Montgomery, to the city of Prattville. Prattville was founded in 1839 by Daniel Pratt 1799-1873. Pratt manufactured cotton gins and chose the area because of the abundant of water power. The town was patterned after the towns of his native home in New Hampshire.

So where are you headed this weekend?

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. Edith Levy September 28, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    Phillip these are terrific. I really like the way you’ve processed “Disconnect Lines” excellent shot.

    • Phillip September 29, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

      Thanks Edith I appreciate it!

  2. Len Saltiel September 29, 2011 at 6:13 am #

    Great images Phillip. I especially like the last one with the grapes.

    • Phillip September 29, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

      Thank you Len, I like that one too!

  3. A Creative Adventure September 30, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Love the grapes and vines on the old pump-way cool!

  4. Steve Beal October 2, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    Really nice group of images. I love the first one especially, very surreal!

    • Phillip October 3, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

      Thanks Steve that was one of my favorites.

  5. Rob October 3, 2011 at 6:16 am #

    Love the juice pic, and the Disconnected Lines. I wanted to participate on the Kelby walk. However, we celebrated Oktoberfest German food, polka and beer.

    • Phillip October 3, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

      Thank you Rob. sounds like you had great plans!

  6. Marc October 3, 2011 at 7:13 am #

    Very cool effect on the top and third ones. Very interesting. Nicely done Philip.

    • Phillip October 3, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

      Thanks Marc I appreciate it!

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