Ora Mae

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography


No one comes back once the train takes them. Railroad seems to go only one way, out of town. My dad used to say that we lost more people in one year than we got cows. And we got a heck a lot a cows. I remember Ora Mae left when she was 17. Couldn’t help it, her family was leaving. We promised each other one day we’d be married. But I heard she changed her name once she got to the city. And finally, 25 years later, here she comes back. I keep wondering why but, heck, it don’t matter.

(100 words)


Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography

Boom Trail Trestle
Minneapolis MN

On a recent visit with my son, we went for a walk in the Boom Island Park. When I got down on my knees to grab this shot, he strolled away, pretending not to know me.

I get that a lot!

Here She Comes!

Black And White Photography, Laurie, Mobile Photography


It was early in the morning in Greensboro, NC and I was in town to shoot a wedding.  Even when traveling, I try to stick to my exercise plan and since I’m moving very fast to  burn calories, I did not have my camera.  I did, however, have my phone.

Somehow, I ended up between the train tracks, and when the train appeared, I was more worried about getting arrested than about being injured.  As I waved at the Conductor, I’m sure he was thinking “that woman is just not right”.