While visiting friends and family in Virginia, I wandered to a lot of places that have a very dated feel. One of those places is where my grandmother was raised as a child. My sister, mother and I surprised Grandma by driving her to the tiny town, Motley, Virginia. It was impossible not to smile when she began to recognize various landmarks; there was a youthful excitement in her voice that I’ve not heard before.
The photos I chose for this blog post are a mix of the adventure with my grandmother as well as interesting sights I happened upon while visiting throughout the week. I decided to create custom color digital images, mainly because I want them to feel both very present and also very old. Seeing Grandma wave at the passing train as she did when she was a child sparked this idea.
Until next week, enjoy, and take care ya’ll.
Nancy Waller said:
These are great pictures! Thank you for sharing them.
jamee garton insko said:
I love the picture of the old, abandoned white house with the red trim and the ivy growing on it. It tells a story with the boarded-up doors but yet fresh growth of ivy. Someone left it to deteriorate but nature took over and made it inviting. Very nice how you captured it.
These are fabulous. can’t wait for mom to see. I like the way you added color to certain aspects of each pic. Like you said “present and old.” Sort of like the TICK- tock of the clock. 🙂 jcw
These photos are just beautiful! I love the black-and-white with splashes of color! Of course, my fave is the very first one… 🙂 but these are all awesome! You are so talented!!!