Ghost sign

F. S. Schardein & Sons
Nikon F3, 35mm f/2.8 AI Nikkor
Adox HR-50
Adox HR-DEV 1+49

Sometimes you just get the feeling that there’s an interesting photograph when you walk up on a scene. I got that feeling here.

I moved all about this little parking lot trying to find the right composition, my camera at my face. I’m sure someday I’m going to trip over something doing that. Finally I noticed the plane of the ghost-sign wall intersecting with the plane of the light streak in the pavement, and I knew I had my shot.

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8 thoughts on “single frame: F. S. Schardein & Sons

    • Yes, everything has to have a focus-grouped, highly marketable name now. That’s how we get businesses like Benjamin Franklin, The Punctual Plumber.

    • I like ghost signs like this, too. I Googled the company and find evidence it might still be in business, but in a different Louisville location. They don’t have a Web site.

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