Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Old Coke Building

29 Comments:

Anonymous Sarah said...

Something about that old (or old-styled) lamp post really adds to the nostalgic feeling of this shot. I may have to go down there and take a look at this myself sometime. Great shot.

Thanks also for your comments on my photoblog, I appreciate them. :)

8:47 AM  
Blogger micki said...

This is another exposure from my expired roll of Tri-X film. I had just packed up the 500mm zoom and was about to close the back door to the van when I thought that this might make a good enough shot. After all, the roll of film was old, what did I have to lose? So, I popped on the 300mm zoom and took this photo of the "Old Coke Building" as it is called. I don't know all the history, but Coca-Cola no longer has any business dealings in the building. Maybe the sign remains as a testament to what once was. After all, that is kind of a big deal for a small town like ours. Now that I know we are staying in the area for a good long while (my husband received an awesome promotion yesterday!), I think I can finally put down some roots and take the time to settle in and get to know the area better. Where we'd be living has always hung in the air for the past 11 years as we've made a couple of moves from state to state.

Konica Minolta 70 Kodak Tri-X 1/30 f-32 Aperture Mode 70-300mm zoom @ 300mm

8:51 AM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

classic shot...great bw tone...the brick wall is nice texture and make the sign stand out so well....great capture:-)

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Michael said...

Nice frame! Beautiful contrast & b+w use...

11:11 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I love pictures like this one. Very nice.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Great shot! Like a view of the past, almost literally, between the old film and the old landmark building.

11:38 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Great news about that promotion!

I've always loved bricks in b/w - this shot is no exception :-)

11:51 AM  
Anonymous joel said...

Coke is starting to eat buildings now after consuming the cola market.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Roger said...

Cool vintage looking shot. What's really cool is that no matter where in the world you are you can find Coke signs.

1:26 PM  
Blogger H.O said...

simple and nice :)

3:07 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

Just to let you know that Coca Cola tastes a lot better in the US than it does in the UK :-)

3:15 PM  
Blogger Nicola said...

It somehow looks very clean. I like the black & white for this shot a lot!

3:20 PM  
Blogger askme2flashU said...

Your pictures always inspire me to shoot outside my comfort zone. I get so many ideas from your site. Thank you for sharing.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

I like it, and the lamp indeed gives a little bit of a nostlagic feeling :)

Congratulations for your husbands promotion, I wish for more happy news in the future :)

May I ask (if its ok), why you moved from state to state? :)

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Sinem said...

This is a cultural landmark. Speaks to my heart as an ex Diet Coke junkie (used to have at least a can a day). Works beautifully in b&w.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

I love the Coke logotype and Sinem's right...it is a cultural landmark. Nice BW. Regards, Brent

4:53 PM  
Blogger Deepak Kaul said...

Nice shot. Very good blog.. liked all of your pics.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

Nice black & white shot! I really drink to much of that stuff! :)

8:15 PM  
Blogger cruise said...

coca-cola everywhere. even in the country where i am now, they called their soda as cola. hmmm

9:24 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Micki I know all about moving..have had 19 houses in 37 yrs. of marriage..YES same man.Plant those "roots" dig a garden. Visit my blog.Look forward to tomorrows photo.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I love old buildings in B/W. There just isn't any cool old ones where I live.

11:33 PM  
Blogger Abe said...

Extremely cool! I like this one a lot!

12:34 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

Nice classy shot. Don't know if the lamp adds to the image or takes something away from it.

2:29 AM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

Aaaaaaaah, the ever prominent cc.sign. It gave me quite a bit of a chuckle, because I went for stroll yesterday and found an old building with the same lettering, it only spelled the name of the youth center... I will put it on my blog tomorrow. If you're interested come by and have a look.

6:34 AM  
Anonymous Jason Ertel said...

Having to move around isn't fun. Good to hear you can relax a little. Nice shot!

Regards,
Jason

7:25 AM  
Blogger jj said...

love this atmosphere...especially reflected branches!

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Paxton Prints said...

Lovely choice for black and white. This has a very old feel to it.

6:37 PM  
Anonymous mail@mariusmuscalu.com said...

my favorite drink...nice photo...

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Ayash Basu said...

Very good b/w shot, love the coke sign against the brick.

12:08 AM  

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