This blog has taken a back burner to social media. I’m teetering on the edge of bolting from Facebook with the upcoming election cycle. This 30 day challenge as cheered on by Sheila Delgado is different from last year for me. Last year I did drawings. This year I’m planning to post photos and commentary. I’m still learning to draw, but want to do both. The photo below was one I did with my Holga film camera (big Surprise, I know!) down in Mississippi. I wasn’t sure this would come out, but hoped to get the detail in the front and center and the blurred background. I’m never sure they’ll work out when I do the photos. I was thrilled when I saw the scan!
For years now, I’ve been visiting the Mississippi Delta region of Mississippi and making photos of old stuff, before it’s gone. The times are a changing.
When I saw this, and realized what I was seeing, it shook me to the core.
It was the last day of my trip to the Delta to hang out with a bunch of photo friends and the plan was to get checked out of the Shack Up Inn at 8 a.m. and do some more riding around and photos with my buddy. I set my alarm for 6:30 so I could have a leisurely shower and get my stuff packed and triple check the room for chargers left behind, or whatever. For some reason, I woke just before the alarm and looked out the window to see some dew on the window. I got up to look out and saw it. FOG! I texted Lowry to see if he was up and tell him about the FOG! I jumped into some clothes, brushed my teeth and grabbed my bag to head towards where his shack was. All plans to pack etc were ditched, because, you know, FOG! Lowry was up and we were on the road in no time. I wanted to get some photos of the church right across from the Inn, and we did that, then Lowry suggested we try for the swamp right up the road a bit. It was a gold mine! We did some more riding around, found some cool trees and shot them for a bit, then the fog started to lift. We both knew the photos from that morning would make the trip. I’ll let you judge.