Looking towards St. Luke's from W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC

by Kelly Landrum

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Category: Journalism

Published: Monday 7th of April 2008 01:00:33 AM


Landrum Kelly
If you had stood in front of the church that day and turned to your right and walked a few yards, this is what you would have seen. --Lannie

Landrum Kelly
If you had walked down Council Street--last July--all the way to the railroad tracks and turned left and walked a block and into the station, then looked back up the hill, you would have seen this summertime view up Liberty Street, which parallels Council St. and takes you almost back where you started. --Lannie

Landrum Kelly
And, if you could have seen all the way down that alley on April 2, 2008, here is what you would have seen. --Lannie

Landrum Kelly
Shot JPEG, no tripod (not typical for me on either count) From W. Innes St., here's a glimpse down the alley way towards St. Luke's Episcopal Church at the corner of Council St. and Church St. --Lannie

Kristina Kraft
Looks peaceful. Is it a Sunday? Kristina

Landrum Kelly
No, Krissy, it was just about 6 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon, just long enough after most people had gotten off from work and gone home for dinner. Make no mistake, though, Salisbury does not have much of a rush hour, and it closes down fast. The irony is that the shot made many months earlier at the railroad station, looking up Liberty St., was made about the same time of day--and thus again the empty streets. Frankly, that is what I like about this little town--the way it empties out. Innes Street connecting to I-85 is always busy, but one or two blocks off of it there is almost no activity after business hours. --Lannie

Liz Weisiger
Lannie I love your images of how a (small) town lives. I notice the rundown mess on the right, and the beautiful building right across the alley. Do I see cobble stones there? I love the idea of seeing the beautiful old church just in view. Regards, liz

Landrum Kelly
As for "cobblestones," I can't tell. Here is a crop from the original full-sized file. It appears that the "alley" only goes as far as a parking area. I shall have to walk through there to see if it turns and comes out on the street where the church is. This portion is noteworthy to me as showing the absolute limits of resolution of the Canon 1Ds Mark II--at relatively high ISO. I had never tried cropping down to that resolution on this camera before for the purposes of posting. Frankly, I still do not know this camera or its capacities or limitations very well just yet. I bought it (new!) on eBay when the price drop came after the Mark III version came out. I have yet to decide whether it is really all that much more useful than the 5D. I really cannot afford to keep both. --Lannie

Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Liz. Now you have piqued my interest in the "run-down mess"! --Lannie

Landrum Kelly
Looking towards St. Luke's from W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC This is just a simple documentary photo focusing on a small alley way that goes through to St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Council Street, in case anyone out there knows the little town of Salisbury, North Carolina. Thanks for viewing.


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