Enterprise M’F’G. Co.

Enterprise M’F’G. Co.

Somewhere along highway 42 in rural North Carolina. I have no idea what Enterprise manufactured, but it appears to have been a general store too, selling dry goods, candy, feed, and seed.

Usually I know if I want to process an image in color or black and white. But the decision is harder with some photos, such as this one. It seems to work very well either way.

What do you think?

Enterprise Mfg Co

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. I’m all about B&W or sepia for old, run-down buildings Ron. What a great looking one you found!

    1. Thanks Tina. I hadn’t thought of sepia until you mentioned it. Good idea.

  2. Love them both Ron, but I prefer the B&W. I bet it would look great in sepia too. 🙂

    1. I agree. Being an old building, sepia would work well too. Thanks for your comment.

  3. I really like both the black and white and color versions. They both tend to tell a different story! Great photography!

    1. Cee, i tend to agree. Usually I like architecture in black and white but this image works well either way to me. Thanks for your comment.

  4. I love historic buildings and this one looks great in blackk and white. I definitely prefer it to the color but sepia would probably look great too.

    1. Thanks. Architecture, especially old buildings, seem to lend themselves to B&W, probably because we are used o seeming them that way.

  5. This blows my mind for I think I know this building and have some frames taken of this in the 80’s! I must dig through some negs when I return to the States. And personally, the b/w works best for it captures and brings out the textural elements here – I’m not much of a sepia fan (tends to be a contrived sentimentality) but the color does capture some of the dynamic of the NC red brick against the lushness of the leaves – thanks for giving me a blast from the past (actual or presumed, it doesn’t matter) and sending me on a quest to dig out some old images-

    1. What a cool coincidence! I’ll bet it is little changed since the 80s. I’ve enjoyed a brief visit it you site and look forward to spending more time there.

      1. Thanks for visiting and yes, an interesting coincidence – I’ll let you know if I ever find those old negs…

  6. I adore old buildings. They tell a tale without words. Great photo! ~SueBee

    1. Thank you SueBee and thank you for the visits.

  7. Lovely photos. I love photos of old and half ruined buildings and think that black and white makes it so much more striking.

    1. Thank you. I am a sucker for old buildings too.

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