Back Doors

Back Door 1

These images are from a recent photo trip to Olympia. We walked around the various alleys and loading areas. There were a mix of levels of graffiti. The downtown area was very much run down and semi-deserted, due to the lack of workers in downtown buildings. The result has been the closure of many retail spaces that made a significant percent of their business from the lunch crowd.

Back Door 2

This was a bit of a puzzle. But I expect that someone left the steel door retracted and the tagging took place.

Back Door 3

My guess on this area is that the owners/tenets make an effort to keep the area freshly painted each time additional tagging takes place. That is one approach. The other is to hire murals painted. This approach works most of the time, and some of the future blog posts show some of the murals of downtown Olympia.

Now Showing

Now Showing

I took a day trip down to Olympia to shoot some street photography. Not my usual style of work, but I thought it would be good practice to take myself out of my ‘comfort zone’. I lived in Olympia for about 25 years. Surprised (a little) at the number of closed businesses due to the pandemic and the general deterioration of the downtown area.

Storm Over the Sierras 2

Storm over the Sierras 2

I was running through images taken a few months back. Revisit and Review, I call it. Looking at images that I passed over the first time… and reviewing the images that I had processed. This one struck home as an image that I passed over because there was another image taken a mile or two down the road that I liked better and didn’t want to post two images that were similar. But when I went back and compared the two, this one really has a different feel to it.

This is looking across Owens Lake to the southern Sierras … if you click on the image to enlarge it, you can just see the Whitney Portal road on the far left side, where it runs up the foothills above Lone Pine.

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