VIRGINIA: SURRY: DENDRON: James Dean Market 2965 in distress

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r.w. dawson on September 14, 2012

This one feels especially strong. There is a very human quality to these photos.

Douglas W. Reynolds,… on September 14, 2012

Your writing is fairly muscular as well, if you don't mind my saying so.

I liked photographing Dendron, as everything in it seems alive and concrete, while in fact the old company town seems to be shimmering its way into a ghost town--there is no longer a population sufficient to support full-time ministers of religion for its churches, for example. I had a very late lunch at a small restaurant and antique shop named "Lettie's," a former public school abandoned when the diminishing population made a consolidation of schools desirable, which was recommended to me locally: and in fact I have not had better home-cooked food anywhere--the chicken salad is wonderful, the Brunswick stew is wonderful, and of course the country ham sandwich is made with the deservedly famous Edwards Surry ham.

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  • Uploaded on September 8, 2012
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    by Douglas W. Reynolds,…
    • Taken on 2012/09/07 16:15:02
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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