What's Your Sign?

The retro Krispy Kreme Donut sign in AtlantaI'm a Gemini. 

Does that tell you all you need to know? I hope not.

I don't believe in astrology, though the Gemini description is flattering! Not sure I can live up to all that. But, I do have many interests. I love to collect information, and talk, and change my mind a lot, and go on road trips....hmmmm

But, that's not what I meant anyway! 

I really meant, what's your favorite sign?

If you look through my Instagram feed, you'll definitely notice a few vintage signs. I love the look of retro signs, buildings, and furniture.

I've been busy writing articles and doing photo shoots. I've neglected my website.

But not just because I'm busy. But also because I'm unsure of exactly what direction I should take with it. 

I'm anxious to get back to it, though. 

And in that frame of mind, I've added some new photos to the website.

They're signs. And they're retro - see my train of thought didn't change as much as you thought!

I put a couple of photos of the old Kodak sign and the Krispy Kreme sign on the site. Both places are a couple of miles from my home. They sit on the edge of the Old Fourth Ward.

And I love the signs!

Shaquille O'Neal owns the Krispy Kreme shop on Ponce de Leon. I believe the sign is the original from 1965. I love that sign.

It's such a bonus that the old Kodak sign is right across the street. 

Wires and telephone poles surround the old Kodak sign on Ponce de Leon Ave.

The Kodak sign is surrounded by telephone poles with wires running every which way. I left the wires in one of the shots. I like the way they look.

I know some folks hate the look of any kind of wires in their photos. I don't always mind it. Sometimes it adds to the photo. I like the urban feel. I like the reality. 

That being said, I'll admit to having taken out one wire that ran across the front of the sign in the close-up shot.

The day was so perfect with blue skies and puffy clouds. I wanted the shot without that one wire running through the middle. There was no angle I could get from the street that didn't include at least that one wire.

So, yes - I removed it. Ahhh, the beauty of Photoshop. 

A close-up of the Kodak sign on Ponce de Leon Ave

I had an exciting spur-of-the-moment adventure yesterday that I hope to tell you about next week. 

It involved getting some cool photos of an old empty building.

My little adventure cost me some time, though. Right now I need to get some photos back to a client. 

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week and a great weekend.

We're looking at a high of 80 on Saturday here in Atlanta with thunderstorms on Sunday. Woohoo - spring is here!

See you between the raindrops!


You can find the new photos on the website here.