Industry / by Dave Hileman

Here is a shot in the small town of Franklin, VA. I was out with Dennis Mook, The Wandering Lensman (his take on this spot and more is here: We were just drifting along the Southside of Virginia west of Portsmouth and east of I-95. Found a few things to photograph from flowers to cars to old train vistas. This area is mostly very small towns and many of them have seen better days. This shot is a mix of old - the engine is likely 30 years old, the work car more, the buildings vary a lot and have seen different uses at different eras. The large storage tank is for Birdsong Peanuts and it has just added a coat of paint to the superstructure and a large new sign. Everything changes.