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Old Car City USA in White Georgia …

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We went to Atlanta this past weekend for Halloween.  I have seen this place on tv and have read about it in several photographer’s blogs and magazines and have always wanted to go.  Will knew where Old Car City USA is located ( White Georgia ) and off we went.  It was only twenty or so miles from where they live, straight up I-75.  Most of these junk yards are out in open fields, but this place is located among trees, so that in itself was nice.  To be honest with you, this is not something that I do very often and I cannot remember the last time I went to some old car junk yard and photographed.  I am sure that I have, but it has been years.  Being a people photographer, I was able to get a nice image of Fast Eddie playing the piano …


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How is this for class?  A piano man at a junk yard … this is Fast Eddie and he serenades you as you enter the office / store.  At first I thought that it was the crazy uncle from Duck Dynasty, but no it is Fast Eddie and he has been playing piano for years at Old Car City USA.  Nice guy and a very talented piano player.  I am just going to go a head and post some images …


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The rusted, old cars do not really do much for me … if you have seen one old car, you’ve seen them all.  The logos and emblems interest me more, so in another post I will show more of them.  The old Cadillac and Oldsmobile emblems get my interest and one more thing, they did not look like the above photos on the cars … the beauty of Photoshop.  Here is a link and the site says that their new theme song is out.  I am pretty sure that Fast Eddie the piano man has something to do with it.  So if you are ever in the vicinity of White Georgia, do yourself a favor and stop by Old Car City USA.  Let me know what you think … Frank




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November 6, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Skating at Avalon in Alpharetta and Charleston …

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Here is Payton on her first ice skating experience at Avalon in Alpharetta Georgia.  This is an outdoor skating rink and it is nice!  I do not know what they are going to do when it gets summer, but it is HOT in Georgia in August.  However in December, it is nice and the setting is gorgeous.  I turned around and took a photo of the the Christmas shoppers and decorations …


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Those are apartments or condos above the stores on street-level.  I guess that there is a whole group of people who cannot get enough shopping and have to live where they  shop.  It sure beats all that I have seen, well maybe not, but if someone ran this idea by me I sure would say that I could not imagine anyone wanting to live in the middle of a shopping mall complex with thousands of people running around.  Next is one that I made in Charleston of a church steeple … it is not going to win any awards, but it is an interesting image …


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I am going to do something else with this, but I have not thought that far ahead yet.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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February 2, 2015 at 5:41 pm

North Georgia Vineyards … Revisited

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We went to Jenna’s earlier this year and took a day trip into the north Georgia vineyards.  It started to look like rain and I made this while everyone else was sitting around drinking wine.  It did not do much for me then, but after looking at it fo a while, I thought that I could do something with it.  I still might come along and add some more grass in the foreground to cover up the dead spots, but I thought that I would just through it up to see what type of response I get.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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Ok … I reworked the above image some and I thought that I would just add it to this post instead of creating a whole new post.  All I did was come along and tried to add some new grass to portions of the foreground .  I also added some more branches to one of the trees in the background to fill it out more.  See if you can tell a difference …

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November 8, 2014 at 9:59 am

Moon Rise in Atlanta …

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Just a pretty image and very little Photoshop done to this image.  I made this image maybe five or six years ago in downtown Atlanta somewhere near the High Museum on Peach Tree Street early one morning.  Thanks for looking and thanks for looking … Frank

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May 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Bonaventure Cemetary in Savannah Georgia …

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These photos were made back in 2005 or 2006 and I just never did anything with them.  The first several are just some random views …

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IMG_5877 CSA Emblem _ RTP 2 _ 24 Dec 13  SFW

These “CSA” metal emblems represents someone that fought for the South in the War Between The States … or as some Southerners rightly called it ” The War of Northern Aggression ” , which to me is a better title.  Here is the same emblem done in black and white …

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This last photo shows the headstone for General Anderson and is my favorite of these from the Bonaventure Cemetary there in Savannah Georgia.  Here is one more that I took at a grave of a Revolutionary War Soldier and I regret that I do not know whose grave this was located …

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Thanks for looking and if anyone wants to share their memories from Savannah or the Bonaventure Cemetery,  I would love to hear from you.  Thanks for stopping by and looking … Frank

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December 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Pentecostal Sign …

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Drove by this Pentecostal sign in southern Georgia and it interested me.  Nothing more, nothing less.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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October 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Swine Time …

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Swine time in Climax Georgia the Saturday after Thanksgiving … think about showing up every year, this year might be the one, you never know.  If anyone has ever been, let us hear from you.  In fact, I am even interested in hearing from anyone who has seen the side of this building before … and please, try to keep it clean … this is a family oriented photography blog.  I am the only one allowed to be a comedian here and I do not do that great a job at it.  Thanks for looking and all comments are welcomed …

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May 16, 2012 at 10:58 am