Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Waiting



Miles and miles along Highway 90 on the Mississippi
Gulf Coast are waiting. Waiting for empty stretches to have homes along
it once again. Waiting for businesses to be rebuilt. Just waiting for
the scars of Hurricane Katrina to be healed. I took this in Gulfport back in October 2006. I'm happy to say that some rebuilding has started.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Monday, January 22, 2007

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Boat Slips


The majority of boat slips at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The fog gives them an expectancy, awaiting the return of pleasure craft and sail boats. Soon, the boat slips will be repaired.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Storm Clouds


A storm front was moving in when I took this on October 17, 2006. I was at the Courthouse Road pier in Gulfport.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Renovation


I took this while waiting for the traffic light to change. It is exciting to see that some of the buildings in downtown Gulfport are starting to be renovated and repaired after Hurricane Katrina. The Mississippi Development Authority is wisely using block grant money to help save these buildings. Many are 100 years or older.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Open-Air Restaurant


These tables have been outside the building for many months. I liked the contrast of the yellow seats against the orange wall. The building does not house a restaurant.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Naught a Care




A Song

The sky is bright, the sun’s on the sea
The salt’s in the wind and the wind’s on me.

The world is good, the weather’s fair,
Here on the shore, I’ve naught a care.

The sand is white as the clouds above
The world resounds with heaven’s love.

The birds all wheel and cry their song
And sea and wind all hum along.

No sound could best that lively tune
That rocks the waves and builds the dunes.

The sky is bright, the sun’s on the sea
The salt’s in the wind and the wind’s on me.

Sophia White

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Book Mission




The architecture of the main Biloxi Library has always reminded me of Spanish Missions. The white against the blueness of the sky after the sun had set was irresistible.

I used ISO 200, f/2.7, no flash, and my 200mm lens. Using HP Image Director, I increased the brightness a little, adjusted the midtones slightly, and increased the contrast slightly.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

On the Corner

On the corner of Lameuse and Water sits Regions Bank. This branch hasn't been open since the Friday before Hurricane Katrina.




The view from inside shows that all the sheetrock, etc, has been cleared. Maybe it will be reopened in the next couple of months.


Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Pigeons in Flight




Pigeons are a nuisance to some. But I like them. I took this one using f/5, ISO 200. I was playing around with HP Image Director and added soft glow to it.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Law Offices







The first picture is the on the north side and the entrance to the law offices. The second is the south side, facing the beach. This office building is located in downtown Gulfport. It was built in 1902 and had withstood many vicious hurricanes throughout its history. But like many buildings and homes on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, it did not withstand Hurricane Katrina's wrath.

The bottom was submerged by the storm surge and the top floor succumbed to Katrina's winds.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Beach Throne




An enterprising beach lover made a nice throne for viewing. All manner of debris littered the beaches after Hurricane Katrina in Gulfport and Biloxi. This was taken in Biloxi along the beach close to Veterans Avenue.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Across Highway 90




This is the view from the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor looking toward Highway 90. The security fence is gone. One of the ubiquitous FEMA trailers can be glimpsed. Before Hurricane Katrina struck, you would have been able to see the houses in the background. Hurricane Katrina mowed down the houses that used to be there.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Skiff at Dusk



Biloxi Small Craft Harbor

Vertebra




Light has the awesome ability to transform the most mundane of things. It made these tire tracks look like the vertebra of some beast.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Introduction

I received an e-mail from another photoblogger from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is always exciting to see different views of the same places. JL at Photos from the Coast has some wonderful pictures.

Casino Row



Biloxi's Casino Row along Highway 90. The Grand Casino had to demolish the hotel it had on the south side of Highway 90. Its two casino barges were washed up on the north side of 90 as did one of Casino Magics. All three were dismantled and the casinos are now located in the hotels.

It's coming back, but sadly the homes along this mile stretch have not been rebuilt yet.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Rising Moon



Taken last night after the sun had set.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Photo Album


Yesterday, while walking along the beach in Biloxi, I spied this photo album. Most of the pockets are filled with sand instead of photos. I don't know if it is part of the debris that is still being washed ashore 19 months after Hurricane Katrina. But I do know that thousands upon thousands of homes were washed away by Katrina and with those homes went photos which contained lifetimes of memories. One person, who lost his home and his office buildings found out I was taking pictures of his oyster boats. He asked if he could have copies. So, I'm taking more photos of his boats and will be passing them on to him and his family. He built those boats. He is rebuilding his home and he and his family are rebuilding their business offices.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Safety Barrel



The sun highlighted the orange stripes on the safety barrel. I just liked the colors. Taken in Gulfport.