Flyover Country

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The term “Flyover Country” carries a negative connotation to those in rural areas. It’s as if the most important people in the country live on the Northeast and Southwest coasts. I’ve never been to LA, but my wife and I vacationed in New York City just 2 months before the 911 attacks. We had a great time and loved everything the Big Apple had to offer, but man, I would not like to live there. I remembered when we first got to NYC, we could not wait to find our hotel and get out of the car. There were traffic jams everywhere we turned. Once we found the parking garage, we did not see our car again until it was time to leave.

In contrast, I love the slower pace of the countryside. I really love the ability to jump in my own car and move freely about without the worry of a traffic jam. These were just a few thoughts that popped into my head when I first saw my film scans. Some may call these rural areas “Flyover Country”, but I call them “The Heartland”. While the farming community has dwindled in modern times, they still represent a key component of the fabric of our great Nation. Not to be too negative, but if the zombie apocalypse breaks out, I would much rather be in flyover country. You saw what happened to Atlanta in The Walking Dead. Where did the survivors go? Yep, they headed for the hills. Besides, who is going to be more capable of living off the land, a New Yorker or the farmer in Wyoming?

The pictures in this post are a continuation of my first roll of film after my light seal replacement. You can read about my repair here.

 

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View from Williamsport Lakes – Maury County, Tennessee, Mamiya 645 1000S, Mamiya Sekor C 55mm f2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, Developed & Scanned by the Film Box Lab in Nashville, Tennessee

 

 

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Farmland in Maury County, Tennessee, Mamiya 645 1000S, Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, Developed & Scanned by the Film Box Lab in Nashville, Tennessee

 

 

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Carter’s Creek Station Antiques – Spring Hill, Tennessee, Mamiya 645 1000S, Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, Developed & Scanned by the Film Box Lab in Nashville, Tennessee

 

 

 

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