Waffle House

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  1. Jazz

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    This is the same transparency made into a 4x5 emulsion transfer and an 8x10 emulsion lift (type 809). It was taken just before dawn in Jonesboro, Arkansas. This was the first place I ever had grits. Which was why I was outside in the parking lot when the sky started to lighten a little before dawn. :puke-rig:



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    Very good job! I love the feel of the pics, and the subject seems to fit, too.

    I'm from California, and when my family went to Florida a few years ago, we arrived around 2 am, and one of the only places open was a Waffle House in Orlando. It was my first time seeing grits, too, although I didn't dare touch them. :mrgreen:
     
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    Awh you should have tried them.... I like the shot as well... kind of a universal nerve touched by a waffle house at night.
     
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    Cal - Thanks. You didn't dare eat grits at Waffle House? Smart man.

    mysteryscribe - lol - I did try them, that's why I was out in the parking lot. :mrgreen: I liked them but they didn't like me. But thanks. I agree there is a universal nerve touched by this place at night, especially in the wee hours. It looked so stark sitting out there on the road by itself, very American somehow.
     
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    When in a Waffle House, get a waffle. It's a pretty safe bet. ;)

    I like them both, with a little bias for the transfer (I just am a fool for those muted color shifts, it seems). Both techniques suit the image well! Nice job, Jazz.
     
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    Waffle House is everywhere in the South. There must be 1000's of them. Last year I lost a tire on the interstate between Chattanooga and Nashville. It was really early. I limped into the Nashville suburbs on my spare and parked my car at a tire store that would open at 9:00 AM. Across the street was a Waffle House. I had an excellent breakfast and was amazed how charming and chatty the employees were. It was a very positive experience. The time went quickly and when I got to the tire store at 9 I had a smile on my face. It had been a tough morning but the Waffle House made it better.
     
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    Haven't been to a Waffle House since Ohio passed a no-smoking-anywhere law. Not a smoker myself, but wondering if it will still be a Waffle House without the acrid effluvium of stale coffee and old smokes! :mrgreen:
     
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    Someone once drove a car through a waffle house window where I live. When it was replaced you could see just how greasy and coated with nicotine the windows were. Didn't seem to hurt business but afterward I always described old diner walls as darkened by too many years of fried food and cigarette smoke.
     

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