Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Old Bank Drive-Through 12

July 24, 2017

I returned to the old bank drive-through last week, expecting to find nothing I hadn’t seen before. But once again I fell prey to its charms. Last time we had had rain the night before, but the time before that it had been dry. This time it was dry also, but the sun shone more brilliantly, and the paving was even lighter in color. This must have been a floor at one time. These squares are the size of some quarry tile I have seen, and the sweeping arcs are marks that could have been made in the spreading of mastic.

6 responses

  1. Nice detail and I love the symmetry and almost monochrome tone.


    July 24, 2017 at 8:12 AM

    • Thanks, Ken. Glad you like this photo; seven more to go in this round, all about as monochromatic as this one.


      July 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM

  2. I like the colors too, and that trace of (possibly) the human hand creates something that keeps me interested. I also like the way the edges fade.


    July 24, 2017 at 9:34 PM

    • Thanks, Lynn. It’s funny how I didn’t pay attention to those arcing shapes the first two times I visited this spot. Maybe they had more side lighting this time; I think I was there earlier in the morning this last time. About the fading edges: I doubt I would have been as drawn to this spot if everything had been crisp. I’m just in awe of how many looks a thing can have!


      July 25, 2017 at 1:57 PM

      • I bet with a place like this, that’s so monochrome or subtly colored in the first place, there would be many aspects that would show up differently in different light.
        BTW there’s something your discussion about images showing things we didn’t see when we took them reminded me of (though it’s a very different situation). , I snapped a photo from the passenger seat as we drove over a mountain pass. I love the way the streams come down the steep, rocky mountainsides in that spot, just off a major highway. When I got home I found a Mountain goat in there! I couldn’t believe my eyes – they are getting very scarce in that area. I’ve never seen one in the wild. He’s very tiny in the photo, but unmistakable.


        July 25, 2017 at 2:47 PM

        • 🙂 I once photographed some farm outbuildings in early morning light and saw only as I was getting ready to make a print (!) that a groundhog was peeping out from a gap in the stone foundation of one of the buildings. He was the star of the show! Congratulations on your mountain goat.

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          July 25, 2017 at 2:51 PM

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