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David Brown Photography (formally Jethrohoyt). A lifetime Yorkshire-American photographer who owned his first SLR over 40 years ago. Now having progressed to the digital age, Panoramio is the perfect vehicle for this world traveling Yorkshireman/American, multi-lingual (speaks English, American, Geordie, Yorksheer and Southern). I live in various places in North Carolina, and love kayaking, biking and hiking, laughing and thinking. Oh and photography and everything 'computer'. I have used a variety of cameras over my lifetime. Many older scanned images on Panoramio will have been taken using either a Praktika SLR, a Pentax MV SLR or later waterproof Pentax point and shoot and either negative or slide film. My first digital camera was a Sony P&S, followed by a CDHK hacked Canon S3 and then augmented by an Olympus waterproof. I now carry around a Nikon D5100 with a brace of lenses plus a tripod that I NEVER use, and I do my best to try to look like I know what I am doing! Software I use? Picasa, Luminance (formally QTPFSGUI), Photomatix, Gimp for when all else fails and Lightroom 5.3. I enjoy laughter and mean nobody any harm, laugh with me, laugh at me. Its all good. Jethrohoyt became my unique web persona after I realized there were more David Browns out there than there are Chinese people in the world. You can call me David or Jethro. People have called me worse. I can be contacted at jethrohoyt via AOL.

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Thanks, Roeli, for your comment and LIKE....I try to find a smile as often as possible so I'm glad you found a smile in this. ;) ;) Cheers, Phyllis

It's really an amazing sight, waking up early certainly has ist advantages!

There is something special about owls. This one looks shy. L+F Cheers, Judith

Thank you for your comment...I loved the Dolomites...believe this was taken in 2000. Cheers from Oklahoma, Phyllis

Indeed:  not one word!

Just amazing!!! Like Kind regards, Christos

Excellent night shot!! Like

The ice plant was originally built before mid-1900's, mostly to provide ice for shipments of vegetables (especially strawberries) and other perishables on the railroad. It also supplied commercial quantities of ice for meat packing and similar businesses or for busineses that would transport food items on trucks. They also sold ice for home "ice boxes" where food was kept cold by ice, not electrical refrigeration. They made ice in blocks about 5' by 3' by 2' (man, they were HUGE!). They'd sell you an entire block, or they'd cut you a solid piece to your order with icepicks (many people seemed to like blocks 1' by 1' by 1'); they also had a huge grinding machine and they'd make as much crushed ice as you wanted. An active customer use was people who were going fishing and filling a cooler to keep the fish they caught. The ice crushing machine was on the loading dock/porch just past the wooden stairs shown in the photo. The alcohol laws from about the 1950's through the 1970's did not allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in Duplin county except beer could be sold (with a special permit) within the town of Wallace. Using the refrigeration equipment, the ice plant sold cold beer in those days. The business was run by Mr. Hepler and his business associates in the mid-1900's. The movie "Fall Time" was set in a little town in Minnesota (or a similar Mid-Western state) and the fictional "Holmen Creamery" was meant to be in accord with the many Scandianavian farm families (and business names) in those areas.
The building was damaged by an arson fire a few years ago. It was beyond economical repair and was completely torn down shortly after the photo above was taken. Thanks for reminding me of my school days in Wallace in the '50's and '60's.

Looks really like a whale tail!

Das Foto ist der Hammer. Da passt einfach alles. LIKE + Favorit.

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