I was able to get some really nice shots during my sunrise trip to Eupora. I always love trying to capture the essence of Mississippi small towns. Whether I accomplish that or not is up to the eye of the beholder, but the process is fun either way. I get to get out and go to places that I either have never been or hardly ever go, and by photographing them I notice the details that I would have otherwise missed. When I arrive at a town, I usually find a spot to park my car, then I get out and walk and explore the area. This way I can go into alley ways, look through store windows, go inside abandoned places and really notice the special characteristics of the buildings, parks, or towns in general. I love doing that and then I love the post-processing and trying to convey how I felt when I looked at these places and pass that on to you guys as best I can.
This is from downtown Eupora, which like most Mississippi small towns, still has a nice charm with the old buildings that once bustled in the days of yore, but are still being used today even though most activity in small towns are being pushed towards the highways. When processing this photo I really looked for it to have a vintage feel through both the color and the treatment of textures. The rising sun really created some nice light onto the buildings facing it, while giving some nice shadows on the street for contrast.