Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A GLIMPSE OF MY TOWN TUESDAYS -- Bena Country Store 1

17 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/20
Aperture Setting - f-11 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens @ 120mm
Polarizing Filter
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

This old store in Bena down near the southern part of our peninsula is too charming. I have many photos to share from here, the first of which I posted last Saturday. Today’s photo is a wider view of the southern side of the porch, and the front door. I took this on a Sunday morning when the store and post office attached to it were closed. Although, like the post office in Ordinary, folks came by now and again to pick up their Saturday mail from their post office box while I was shooting.

I’ve been out three mornings in a row now before sunrise to shoot. What a joy. The past two mornings have given me a light fog on the river at the end of the road. Oh, and last night I shot some post sunset images, and when I was there, right on the edge of the river stood my elusive heron. I was closer to him than I’d been before, but alas, I did not have my zoom lens with me. It was quite dark, he was in the shadows, and wouldn’t have sat still for a long exposure anyway. The good news, I got to talk to him. Oh yes, it was only for 30 seconds, but under the protection of darkness, maybe – just maybe – we made a connection that will afford me some opportunities for closer shots in the future under better conditions.

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Roger said...

Great shot Micki. This looks like a great place to live. I grew up in the country and I do miss it.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous armeen said...

i should get into the habbit of early morning photography :) i like today's shot. i like anything local. i wonder if people can sit at the poarch?

9:32 AM  
Blogger Don said...

I like this wider shot even better that Saturday's.
These quaint post offices are a special heritage and I would hope they'd survive "as is" far into the future.
Fine work Micki.

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I love country stores like this one. Lovely capture of a bygone era.

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Jason Ertel said...

Very charming! Looks like and old west general store. A beautiful reflectio of a time gone by...

Regards,
Jason

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

This is a lovely shot it looks to a brit like me like a film set with the rocking chair on the porch. I would so love to come over and photograph an area like this as I would be like a kid in a candy store ;-)

11:22 AM  
Blogger Gardengirl said...

I love the double front door, the windows and the porch with the rocker. If I could open a store, this is exactly what I would want to find.....I would paint and add lots of flowers.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like this. Your self described cheapie scanner does a great job!

Abe boxfoto.com

12:51 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

Tuesday's are my favorite day at your blog. Love looking at your town! I think everyone should consider this idea for their blog.

Great shot!

1:28 PM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

is great to get to know your town little by little!

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

Oh this brings back childhood memories. The town I grew up in the first half of my childhood and my grandparents lived in tell they passed. It had 1 store, attached to the little store was the post office. ( both still there ) It had a gas station at one point, but was long gone by the time I was old enough to notice.

It was a stage couch stop way back when.
I remember the meat counter LOL and in the summer they always had the back door open and I loved to be there when the train would come by out back.

5 more years 5 more years. I keep telling my self that. In 5 more years we will move back to small town living! the boys will both be out of school! I promised not to move them while still in school. They are doing so well! but when Levi is out that is it! we are moving LOL I hate city life!

You always seem to make me ramble LOL

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

I love the rocking chair in the sunshine on the porch. It looks like it has been there for year and has seen a lot happen from that porch.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

If anyone wanted to measure the value of your postings, they need only read the Comments here. Your images connect : they have stories to tell, memories to revive and they create goals to set. This one fully evokes small-town America and those of us from afar feel we have made a fleeting visit. Brilliant.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

A nostalgic touch on this shot. I like particularly the old rocking chair. A good place to have a drink and a good book to read!

4:31 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

The colorful little banner makes this one for me! I love your little town:).

8:51 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Indeed, this little porch has such power to transport...

8:19 AM  

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