Barb and I decided to breakup the road trip to Orlando for our nephew’s wedding with a stop in Savannah, GA. We got in about 2pm on Wednesday and were on the road by 8:30 the next morning, but we got to do a little touring – kind of scoping out the town. We were just getting familiar with the geography when we had to leave, but we are planning on heading back next spring to spend several days. There is plenty of old architecture that caught my eye, but that is for the next trip. This trip, however, I wanted to see and photograph the Streamliner Diner.
The Streamliner started life in New England, but was brought to Savannah and restored by students of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). The diner is still operational, and is open during the regular school year. Being summer school, it was not open and I could not get inside to photograph the classic Wurlitzer juker box. My pano head was packed away in the bottom of the trunk area of the car, so I decided to take a series of photographs along the entire length of the diner by moving my tripod a few steps to the right after each exposure. My experiment didn’t work very well because Photoshop was not able to stitch the images together. My solution was to go artsy-fartsy and process each frame separately, and then pull them one-at-a-time on to an expanded image canvas from the left hand photo – kind of like laying out a bunch of photos on your kitchen table. The following are two more “normal” images.
We are now in Orlando, and tomorrow morning my bro-in-law, Bob, and I are heading to the local nature reserve to look at some large birds. Hopefully, I will have some photos to share from that expedition.