It is my last week of having mostly free days; next week I start working full time day hours instead of my night shift. I figured I would put up the images I captured during my last week of being able to go out and shoot everyday. I has been a lot of fun getting out in the afternoons and exploring Ellis County with my camera bag, a tripod, and a map of the county sitting on the passenger seat as I search for scenes to capture with my infrared Nikon D200.
Ellis County Courthouse The beautiful courthouse was erected in 1895 during an economic boom in the area. Several years back the county spent approximately $11 million to renovate the structure back to it’s original glory; both inside and out and re-opened the courthouse in 2002.
Ellis County Courthouse and Trees Another view of the absolutely stunning architecture of this 1895 courthouse in rural North Texas.
Rogers St. Railroad Crossing Just to the side of Rogers St. near downtown Waxahachie, TX sits the beautiful view of small town Texas with old buildings, a feed store, grain elevators, and the rails.
Missouri/Kansas/Texas Railroad Caboose and Depot The former MKT or Katy Railroad depot in Waxahachie Texas with a restored caboose sits downtown.
Red Oak Creek Beneath Shawnee Rd. Red Oak Creek flows gently through the rocks beneath Shawnee Road in rural Ellis County on a windy and humid summer afternoon.
Forreston Bank Remnants The remains of the bank from 1907 in the once booming cotton town of Forreston, TX sit falling to waste along Highway 77 in rural Ellis County.
Forreston Bank Remnants Interior The remains of the bank from 1907 in the once booming cotton town of Forreston, TX sit falling to waste along Highway 77 in rural Ellis County.
Monolithic Village Italy, TX A factory manufacturer is based in Italy, TX off of Hwy. 35E in North Texas. A village of these homes sits next to the hwy. just off the exit for Hwy. 34. Driving past it looks like a scene straight out of a sci-fi film.
Starship Pegasus Arcade An abandoned arcade sits at the intersection of Hwy. 35E and County Rd. 34 in Italy, TX.
Hwy. 34 Collapsed Bridge Avalon, TX A bridge sits alongside County Rd. 34 between the towns of Italy and Avalon in North Texas on a closed road.
Hwy. 77 Picnic Area Forreston, TX A rarely used picnic area sits alongside Hwy. 77 between Forreston and Italy with picnic tables and trash cans rotting away in the Texas sun.