In the spring of 2015, I bought a new camera—a Fuji FinePix AX600. I wanted to see what it could do, but I only had a couple of hours before work. I was working in Three Rivers at the time, and I knew there were a lot of interesting old buildings downtown, so I shot what I could in an hour and headed off to work.
I've cleaned these up a bit in GIMP, but they still have a snapshot quality to them. I'm okay with that.
Also, I need more descriptive image names. Please suggest something if it comes to mind.
Earlier, I took a series of photographs of our town's old hospital (which you can see here). At the time, I did not realize that it was slated for demolition.
Just last week, the local car wash was torn down. Although old and worn out around the edges, it was still open for business. I realized then that I needed to get some photos of our old car dealership, which got bought out and moved to a glitzy new showroom one town over. It is only a matter of time before it, too, gets the axe.
Since the dealership moved, it's been home to a flea market, which has also gone out of business. And every Halloween, someone turns it into a haunted house. As of right now, I don't think anyone has any plans for it.
Approximately thirty years ago, a new one-story hospital was built to replace the old hospital which had served the community for decades. As is typical of such buildings, it ended up being used for other purposes, eventually ending up being an apartment building, before being demolished. A sad waste of a fine old building.
One year, my mother was very sick during the Christmas season and couldn't get out to see how people had decorated their houses, which she really enjoys. I grabbed my camera and tripod and spent three evenings getting and editing these shots. She appreciated it.
Every year, a local car club puts on a classic car show. They have music, food, vendors selling car-related things, vendor selling non-car-related things, and events for kids. It's a lot like a county fair, only with cars instead of animals. Most years, I don't get to go because of prior commitments.