Some of your pictures remind me of a small town I visited in the early eighties in Iowa... It drove home just how "depressed" the local businesses were, with Main Street shops largely empty. The children of many local farmers had moved off their family farms to the larger cities to gain employment. :(
Yes that's exactly what has happened to these small towns. The kids give up on farming and move to larger cities to get tech jobs.
That empty town thing is happening in the richer parts of L.A., too...who can afford the $60K monthly rent on ritzy Montana Avenue? There is almost nothing I worry more about than Main Street USA and how many businesses are closing...your pix are fabulous, Jen. xxx miss you!
Is the senior center open?It's happening everywhere, Jen.And we don't have any way to stop it or even stop to realize what we've lost.Friendly critique:The "Hair" photo is a great subject.I think it would have improved if you'd shot it vertical in a little wider angle.Just a thought. You got your point across.
.... correction. I meant horizontal.
Thanks Z!60K??? That is insane...Our little downtown is doing pretty well but family-owned businesses still seem to struggle. People tend to prefer driving 20 miles to buy things at Walmart.
Hey Duck, I don't think the Senior Center is open. This isn't where I live but I saw no signs of life. I guess the answer is to be the change we want to see. Sounds so cliché but it's true. I've been on several road trips lately with older friends and they seem to foster a sense of community better than my younger friends. I've really enjoyed their company. Thanks for the critique! It's always welcome. I think I shoot that with my 50mm and that's my widest lens. It's frustrating to not have anything wider.
Thanks Ducky! I submitted a few shots.
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