north carolina

18 Apr

The way things were

By Silver Blue

I’ve posted this photo before, in a time when I wasn’t doing much photo manipulation. This was taken in February 2007 in the backwoods of North Carolina.



Silver Blue, who thinks so many places crumble before being captured by camera….

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01 Apr

South of Virginia…

By Silver Blue

…in Elizabeth City, NC. 2006. Not much to say about these photos, so I’ll let them stand on their own.

Silver Blue, who is thankful that the photos remain, long after the reason for taking them has gone by the wayside.


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14 Aug

Back in a previous TimeSpace…

By Silver Blue

I first came across the term “TimeSpace” with Stevie Nicks’ Greatest Hits compilation in 1991. I liked it far more than the regular term, “spacetime”*.

In January 2007, I visited Elizabeth City, NC, and, while attempting different photographic techniques (such as adjusting the zoom while the shutter is open)

This, I think, is the home of the family that brought telephone service to Elizabeth City. Actually, it’s quite the stately home:

The photo was shot at 8:52pm, January 30, 2007, while there was still snow on the ground (or in this case, the bushes). The increased time with the shutter open allows for more than just a black skyscape.

Why choose this house? Well, it was within walking distance of where I was, it had great architecture, and since houses of antiquity tend to have stories attached to them of being haunted, or occupied by non-human entities, I figured that creating a photo where the house jumped TimeSpace would be creative. I think I was right. 🙂

Silver Blue, who really wishes sometimes that walls COULD talk.


*(In physics, spacetime (or space-time, space time) is any mathematical model that combines space and time into a single continuum. Spacetime is usually interpreted with space as being three-dimensional and time playing the role of a fourth dimension that is of a different sort from the spatial dimensions. According to certain Euclidean space perceptions, the universe has three dimensions of space and one dimension of time. By combining space and time into a single manifold, physicists have significantly simplified a large number of physical theories, as well as described in a more uniform way the workings of the universe at both the supergalactic and subatomic levels. – courtesy of Wikipedia)


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01 Aug

Can’t you see I’m falling apart?

By Silver Blue

…armed with love, I could save my heart, but on my own I just can’t make it, I’m too weak to fight, so take it…*

Some shots taken in the backwoods of North Carolina in February 2007. The heart and soul is still in this buildings, but they slowly die…

For whom does the bell toll? No one, it would seem.

A former filling station/convenience store, perhaps.

Another shot. Someone’s trying to keep it from falling apart, it would seem.

I knew the housing market had crashed, but this is a bit extreme. But these places sit…and slowly fade away.

I loved this shot, for it’s simplicity and…

…because the curtains in the upstairs windows that remain are billowing out of the broken glass. I wonder what memories were made here, that have been lost to the ravages of time.

Silver Blue… who realizes that people are very much like these photos… sometimes, they can be just an empty shells of their former glory.

(* Blue, Wham!)

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