Friday, August 26, 2011

A few more from Downtown Jackson

Here are some more pictures from Downtown Jackson this past week.

This is a super cool fire hydrant (I assume that's what it is?) that I found on Amite. It caught my eye from down the street. It's certainly one of the most unusual fire hydrants that I have ever seen.

And the dripping pipe next to it...

Later on our walk, Courtney found one parking meter downtown that was different than the others. All of the expired meters said "expired" or "-0:00," but not this one....

Here are the walls by the train station with ivy growing all over them. Every other wall seemed to be overtaken by ivy.

Finally, the Standard Life Building. There's something really cool about this building, and I took lots and lots of pictures of it. 

That's all that I'm going to post for now. Hopefully, this weekend I'll be able to go a visit a few places around town that I've been looking forward to visiting. So there will be many more to come!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

my first try. how'd I do?

For five years, I've wanted a good camera. a good professional-style camera. Well, I finally got it. I love it - but I have NO idea how to use it. Hopefully, I'll learn how to use this soon - I need to know something more than point, shoot! The plan is to go out at least once a week and take pictures in a new place. This is going to be my full and open adventure in learning photography. There are so many beautiful things in the world, and I want to see it all. Here are some of the pictures from my first photo-shoot. Enjoy. :) 

These pictures were all taken in Downtown Jackson, MS. 

These first few I took in this abandoned lot. The whole building was dilapidated and presumably condemned, but I thought that there was something beautiful about it.  

This next picture is at The Mayflower in Jackson. As many times as I've been to this restaurant, I have never seen this sign. I can't imagine that many people do see this sign anymore. 

This next building was probably my favorite of the day. Looks like it was a shoe shine and barber shop. The ivy has taken over, and it has so much character!

I have many many more pictures from this trip downtown. I'll post more over the next couple of days. Hope you enjoy!