This wasn’t what I initially wanted to post today. Due to a Hard drive crash yesterday I lost my 1 TB drive of photos. Thankfully I have a backup and spent most of the day working on recovering. Until yesterday I have never had my data triplicated. By tomorrow it will be. I am also now considering a cloud based backup as well. If any other photogs have considered this or are using it I would love to have your opinions.
Today’s photo is of a rusty old trailer for the Monroe Pearson Co. Wholesale Grocers. I love rust. I love the color, the texture, the fact that it represents history. Usually a Google search will unveil some information for historic searches like this. Today I wasn’t that lucky. I managed to find a photo on flickr and a death record, but that was about it. I am sure if I had the time I could eventually dig up more info on this company.
According to the obituary Jack Lee Vanderhoff, 81, of Denton, died Friday, March 16, 2007 at Senior Health Care Center in Denton. He married Louise Pearson on Jan. 4, 1948, in Denton. They operated Monroe Pearson Wholesale Grocer after the retirement of Mr. Pearson.
This information is consistent with the photo I found on flickr of a building in Denton, but this trailer has the city name of Wichita Falls.
I used NiK HDR Efex Pro to process this image. Larger version can be seen in my gallery. To be honest, This isn’t one of my favorite images. I think the composition could be better. I shot it mainly for the texture and color of the trailer. I also have a love for fading text. If this trailer hadn’t been parked on occupied land and I wasn’t pushing a stroller around I would have attempted to try and capture a more interesting view of it.