Deep South Rails – a Triptych

Deep South Rails – a Triptych

Backroads and railroads crisscrossing the South.

Ribbons of steel, ribbons of concrete.

Connecting here to there. Nowhere to somewhere.


Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

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  1. ‘nowhere to somewhere..’ i like that, and it fits the tone of the images! it reminds me of ‘vanishing america…

    1. Thanks Lisa. The images were taken in the Delta.

      1. as in the mississippi delta? sorry, i’m on very slow internet, or i’d be back at the post right now to examine closer! it will be the end of the week before i go to town/faster internet…


          1. i’m there now in my mind’s eye! i’ve lived up and down that river, from clarksdale, mississippi to the rosedale/greenville area, to yazoo county, just n of vicksburg, then down to natchez!

            i made quite the leap when i landed in ecuador!

    1. Yes there is and I was hoping to capture that feeling. Thanks for commenting.

  2. I love how the sepia wash gives the photos a feeling of nostalgia.

    1. Thank you Nancy. I was wanting to convey nostalgia and abandonment.

  3. Wouldn’t you love to see all the old depots preserved? Across the country?

    1. We do enjoy pooling around the Old South. Much still remains. Thanks Lynn

  4. I love the way you’ve done this, Ron. Beautiful images. “Here to there and nowhere to somewhere” sums up these scenes so perfectly.

    1. I was going to write more but thought the simplicity of the words and images suited. Thanks Sylvia.

  5. Beautiful combination of images! The suggestion of a panorama, but with a different twist. Great work! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I am pleased you liked the triptych. Thanks for visiting.

  6. Love your tryptich, and the sepia treatment to give a sense of age….

    1. Thank you Sue. I am happy you liked it.

  7. You always know how to capture the mood, and the essence, of a place, Ron. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. What a nice thing to say. Thanks Cathy.

  8. As one who loves the theme of abandoned, these are photos that definitely speak to me. I think the sepia cast fits them perfectly.

    1. Thanks Maya. It interesting how we are drawn to to scenes that have a forlorn, abandoned quantity.

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