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56 minutes ago

Discarded Dream No.1 HandHills, Alberta area In response to Comments about the Photos of old vehicles I have been showing during the Borderlands series. I’m going post a few favs from two past Exhibitions while I catch up on posting images from the backlog of current YYC shooting I’ve been doing. #blancnoir2 #bnw_magazine #bnw_greatshots #bnw_users #everything_bnw_ #bw_shotz #bnwdaily #Fotogeile_nasen #bnw_of_our_world #bnw_eye #excellent_bnw #bwgrammer #bnw_athens #all_bnwshots #bnw_mystery #bnw_diaries #masters_in_bnw #bnw_planet #rustlord_unity #capturabnw #bnwshot_world #bnw_legit #bnw_planet_2017 #ae_bnw

a day ago

Orion’s Belt Part 4 of 4 Before we parted company, Boyd called my attention to an abandoned house at the north end of town that he had watched me photograph earlier, and mentioned that it had saved his life once when he was a child. It happened in 1939 or 1940; he wasn’t sure of the date. Boyd and his father were returning home by automobile from the funeral of his uncle. Near nightfall, they got caught in a blizzard. Boyd’s father attempted to circumvent snowdrifts on the road by driving across a field. With poor visibility, he inadvertently drove into an abandoned cellar foundation and the car became stuck. Without a shovel or proper clothing to last the night, things looked dire. Somehow, through the blowing snow they spotted a light in the distance coming from that house. They took refuge there and were saved. The second image in the series and repost from October 18th. #blancnoir2 #bnw_magazine #bnw_greatshots #bnw_users #everything_bnw_ #bw_shotz #bnwdaily #Fotogeile_nasen #bnw_of_our_world #bnw_eye #excellent_bnw #bwgrammer #bnw_athens #all_bnwshots #bnw_mystery #bnw_diaries #masters_in_bnw #bnw_planet #rustlord_unity #capturabnw #bnwshot_world #bnw_legit #bnw_planet_2017 #ae_bnw

2 days ago

Orion’s Belt General Store Part 3 of 4 (3 Photos) from The Borderlands. Over the years, Boyd has become quite a celebrity when it comes to tourists, photographers and filmmakers passing through Orion. He was quick to show me his photograph in books and magazines and to fill me in on the shoots. The walls of his new office in the brick garage are papered with photos. Although he didn’t vote for our current provincial leader, he had a photograph of her pinned up alongside attractive, scantily clad, younger and more nubile women. When I queried him about the autograph on the photo, he informed me, with a slight touch of wry humor, that it was faked and only there to rile the numerous non-supporting locals who frequented the store. A reflective man, Boyd waxed lyrically while talking about not being “overly flush with money” and life on the prairies. He also cited missing “the last train out of town”, in 1958, as the reason he was still in Orion.  Part 4 later today... #blancnoir2 #bnw_magazine #bnw_greatshots #bnw_users #everything_bnw_ #bw_shotz #bnwdaily #Fotogeile_nasen #bnw_of_our_world #bnw_eye #excellent_bnw #bwgrammer #bnw_athens #all_bnwshots #bnw_mystery #bnw_diaries #masters_in_bnw #bnw_planet #rustlord_unity #capturabnw #bnwshot_world #bnw_legit #bnw_planet_2017 #ae_bnw

2 days ago

Orion’s Belt The Old Church Part 2 of 4 (3 Photos) from The Borderlands The history pages of the prairies have been written in hardship, but in December 2016, at eighty-two years of age, Boyd was given his own chapter when fire destroyed the hardware section of his business, burning it to the ground. The garage half of the building, added during the 1950’s and located behind the store, was built of brick and survived the fire. To add a surreal touch to the mishap, the street view on Google Earth still shows the pre-fire, circa 1910 Stevens Hardware storefront on Herd Street. The fire started on Christmas day. Old electrical wiring in the crowded wooden building was listed as the cause. Boyd was pulled from the burning building and escaped with minor injuries, but he lost everything of material value to him that day. With the help of the rural community surrounding Orion, he has dusted off his spirit and remarkably has regained his joie de vivre. Part 3 & 4 later today... #blancnoir2 #bnw_magazine #bnw_greatshots #bnw_users #everything_bnw_ #bw_shotz #bnwdaily #Fotogeile_nasen #bnw_of_our_world #bnw_eye #excellent_bnw #bwgrammer #bnw_athens #all_bnwshots #bnw_mystery #bnw_diaries #masters_in_bnw #bnw_planet #rustlord_unity #capturabnw #bnwshot_world #bnw_legit #bnw_planet_2017 #ae_bnw

2 days ago

Разбираю архивы. Что то всё храню, храню. Надо наверное поудалять уже все давно, да рука не поднимается. И кошелёк на жесткий диск не раскошеливается😂

2 days ago

Orion’s Belt. Part 1 of 4 (2 Photos) from The Borderlands. “ Hello, Mr. Photographer! ” Boyd Stevens called out as he shuffled his eight-three year old frame across the gravel surface of Herd Street. I was just settling down inside my van, about to sort through images on my camera as he approached. For the better part of an hour, he’d been watching me walk around taking photographs in the tiny hamlet of Orion, Alberta and he was anxious to talk. I say “tiny hamlet” because Orion consists of a church, a post office, a gas station, three streets, three avenues, two blocks with houses, and at last count, seven people. It was settled in 1916 and for three generations, the Stevens family has been a fixture there. Boyd’s the last of the clan living in Orion but still owns and operates Steven’s Hardware and Garage on Herd St. It’s the only the place in southern Alberta within a fifty mile radius or more to buy gasoline. Parts 2, 3 & 4 posted later today... #blancnoir2 #bnw_magazine #bnw_greatshots #bnw_users #everything_bnw_ #bw_shotz #bnwdaily #Fotogeile_nasen #bnw_of_our_world #bnw_eye #excellent_bnw #bwgrammer #bnw_athens #all_bnwshots #bnw_mystery #bnw_diaries #masters_in_bnw #bnw_planet #rustlord_unity #capturabnw #bnwshot_world #bnw_legit #bnw_planet_2017 #ae_bnw