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Apr 8, 2015


Percy Warner Park, Nashville, Tenn.
Mamiya 645 ProTL
Mamiya Sekor C 70 mm F 2.8 C Lens
Kodak T-Max 100, +2 push

Apr 7, 2015

Crystal Ice Building

Crystal Ice Company Building, Pensacola, Florida
RealitySoSubtle 141, Kodak T-Max 100
I'm an explorer. When I travel I like to see new places and new things (my friend Danny refers to it as dithering and it's apparently annoying as hell sometimes). The best feeling for me is seeing something I've never experienced before. I realize hundreds, or thousands, or even millions of people have seen these "new" things before me, but still, it feels like I conquered new lands, made new discoveries.

On my recent trip to Florida the "new" things was an ice house. I know they existed in Nashville before modern refrigerators but I'm guessing they're long gone.

35mm Kodak T-Max 400, long expired
And the Crystal Ice Company Building in Pensacola is special because it's made to look like it's carved from out of ice (although The Girl didn't find it all that special).

The place was built in 1932 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It's hard to photograph because of a chain link fence surrounds the building. My super-wide pinhole managed to capture a good portion of it but sadly chopped off the rooftop polar bear. I was really interested in the "hand signals" sign, but it was difficult to read from a distance. I don't know who maintains the building.

I started wondering how ice was made way back when (long before this building...1800s) and decided to look it up. Found this interesting article from Mental Floss: The Surprisingly Cool History of Ice.

35mm Kodak T-Max 400, long expired

Apr 3, 2015

Apr 2, 2015

Some Dumb Ol' Fort

Zero Image 6x9, Kodak Ektar 100, about 3 seconds

Zero Image 6x9, Kodak Ektar 100, about four minutes
This is Fort Morgan, near Gulf Shores, Alabama. That whole "Damn the Torpedoes..." thing happned here. It's an excellent few hours to explore, imagine history and take pinholes. Entry is $7 for adults and $4 for kids under 12.

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