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The Ritz - West Point

Tue Mar 10, 2015

Here is another photo from my hometown of West Point, and also another photo of an old theater. I'm sure that there are tons of these in Mississippi, and I look forward to discovering more. This one was fairly recently remodeled and made into a cafe and also a place that hosts local events. It has become a nice attraction in West Point and really helped to revitalize downtown West Point along with a few other buildings. I have always liked the feel of downtown West Point with the old buildings and beautiful park and it's good to see that it has not become run down like so many small towns have. Can't wait to show you more of West Point!

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Pecan Tree at Sunset

Fri Feb 27, 2015

I always thought that this tree would make a great photo. In fact I have photographed this tree several times and will probably post the other photos at some point in the future. Maybe it's the fact that it has a slight lean, or just how it always looks against the sky in the background, not having to fight against other trees since there aren't any nearby. My wife graciously allows me to stop often when we are on our way to West Point to visit family (maybe with a slight sigh sometimes). I actually took this photo on Thanksgiving as we were on our way to a Thanksgiving meal and couldn't resist this photo with the sun setting and boy am I glad I stopped!

In case you were wondering, none of my photos are currently for sale. I know that most photographers will immediately start sellling their photographs, but I decided to wait a little while before selling any of them. They will eventually be available to buy so just keep an eye out for that and I will make an announcment as soon as I decide to begin selling them.

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Old Train Trussel

Sat Feb 21, 2015

It's not often that I'm able to get up at sunrise to take photographs, but I am trying to do it more often. It's much better than trying to get sunset shots, one because of the sheer beauty of a sunrise (there's just something special about it), and also because of the quiet of it. There just aren't that many people moving around at sunrise. This photo was from on of those mornings (Saturday nonetheless) that I was able to get up and about and capture a sunrise. This was taken at Waverly Park near the boat ramp there. I hiked through the woods just a bit to get to the tracks. Unfortunately there is a fence not allowing me to actually get on to the trussel, so I just stuck my camera lens through the fence and shot three exposures really quickly and went on my way.

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Commerce Street in West Point

Thu Feb 19, 2015

I'm excited to finally reveal one of the many photos of my hometown, West Point, MS. This is Commerce St. downtown and I took this photo standing in front of the City Hall building. West Point has a nice downtown area and is a great place for a photo walk. I remember scurrying around quickly as the sun was setting trying to get in as many photos as possible. You can check out a few more on the Photos page under Clay.

Yesterday I posted a photo of an old building in downtown Ackerman. After also posting it to Facebook, I found out from others that it used to be a hotel among other things throughout its history. It was called the Cochran Hotel and was built in 1908. That is part of the reason why I created Mississippi in HDR, not only to showcase great photography, but for others to see the beauty and discover more about the history of this state. More to come!

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