Some subjects draw me in every time I pass by with a camera. This scene on Main Street in Zionsville has become one of those subjects. I am sure I have at least one more photo from here, but I can’t find it now. Enjoy these five.

One Nine Five

Nikon Nikomat FTn, 50mm f/2 Nikkor H-C, Fujicolor 200, 2019

One Nine Five *EXPLORED*

Yashica Electro 35 GSN, Kodak Tri-X 400, 2018

One Nine Five

Olympus Trip 35, Kodak Color Plus, 2019

Around Zionsville

Pentax Spotmatic F, 35mm f/3.5 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar, Kodak Ektar 100, 2018

Around Zionsville

Pentax Spotmatic F, 35mm f/3.5 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar, Kodak Ektar 100, 2018


15 responses to “One Nine Five”

  1. retrocrank Avatar

    Jim, I have the same experience and I’ll bet all of us have our “attractors.” Most are a rich source of interesting images; for me that involves not only the visual but also considering the history of the place. Why is it though, that it can be so difficult to “find pictures” in some places that are incredibly interesting to look at and visit, even with an abundance of the usual elements of color, contrast, and form?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I don’t know, man! You’re right, those places exist: there ought to be a photograph in here, but I sure can’t find one.

  2. J P Avatar

    I can see why you find the spot appealing.

    And how timely – the numbers mark my current weight after dropping a few pounds. Hopefully you will publish a shot of one with a lower address number in another couple of weeks. 😀

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m trying to drop ten pounds; the magic house number for me is one seven five.

  3. Marc Beebe Avatar

    Well it worked for Monet … :D

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Comparing me to brilliant artists will get you far!

  4. Dan James Avatar

    I definitely have places like this too. Do you find you take the exact same composition more often than not, or do you consciously vary it (which seems to be the case from this example you’ve shared)?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I find that it differs from subject to subject. Three ash trees behind my old house, I almost always shot the same way.

      The office building I worked in from 2009-2015, I varied:

      Black Dog Books is a mixed bag:

      1. Dan James Avatar

        Interesting to see how some are so similar, near identical in fact. Lovely to see those trees going through the different seasons. Reminds me of a famous photographer (though I forget which) who is his latter days made hundreds of images of the tree in his back ground and photographed little else.

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          I especially love the photos of the trees. If you flip through the slideshow fast enough it’s almost like a time-lapse.

          1. Dan James Avatar

            Yes, exactly, that’s what I did. A history of a place through a series of simple photographs of trees.

        2. Jim Grey Avatar

          You’re also watching them die through the slideshow — they got the emerald ash borer, and it killed all three of those trees. They were dead by the time I moved away and stopped shooting them.

          1. Dan James Avatar


  5. Steve Mitchell Avatar

    Lovely – all the same yet all different….

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Isn’t that interesting? How the different times of year were captured on the different films through the different lenses?

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