A Photo for Friday




June 20, 2022

Pine Level, AL

FILED UNDER: Photo for Friday, Photography
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    I’d be interested in why this caught your eye on your walk. I like it, I’m just fascinated to know what caught your attention. On the surface a simple shot, but I keep thinking about that.

    I’m old enough that I occasionally tell the pump jockey* to fill with unleaded. They’re all young enough to quizzically ask, “you mean regular?”

    *Remember, I’m in Oregon. We pay people to pump our gas.

  2. @Flat Earth Luddite: I have driven past this station for 20 years. It closed some years ago and I have been noticing the leaning sign for some time. I finally had time, inclination, and my camera with me and so took some shots at this station and another derelict along the same portion of the highway.

  3. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    @Steven L. Taylor:
    Thanks! I’m always interested in what makes it “click” in someone’s mind (both the artist and the viewer).

    It’s funny what grabs us and won’t let go until we get the shot. Nice work!

  4. @Flat Earth Luddite: Thanks!

    I am constantly seeing shots, but if I followed up on all of them I would lose my job since it would occupy a lot of time 😉

  5. Mister Bluster says:

    Is the gas station ghost looking for its golf ball?

  6. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    @Steven L. Taylor:
    I thought when I regained my health (as far as it did), I’d spend more time shooting stuff with a Canon. Sadly, hasn’t been the case. Curse this responsible adulting!

  7. @Mister Bluster: This seems likely 😉

    @Flat Earth Luddite: Here’s hoping the chance emerges!

  8. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Steven L. Taylor: Funny, I came across a derelict station in St James after a float trip and had to stop and take “a few” pics. A few… I think I was there for over an hour.

    And oh yeah, I like this one.