Randy Bayne

Hitting the Backroads for November Outtakes

Old Car

Today, December 19, I am working on images I made back in September and using them for my November Outtakes. That should give you a little idea just how big my backlog of images is. And I am just getting started. Working backwards from the present means that my most recent images, on which I am caught up for the time being, get done first. My backlog of processing reaches back into at least 2016.

These latest images, of which there are more to work on, are from a short trip I took driving one of Georgia’s many backroads. I don’t remember where I was headed, if anywhere, but my drive took me through the town of Brooks and then over to Haralson before looping toward home. Here are the first few shots from that trip.

Brooks, Georgia

Brooks Church - November Outtake

Brooks Christian Church was founded in 1910 and they have a really cool looking building. They don’t seem to have much of a web presence, so that is all I know. Except that the church is located on the main street in the town of Brooks.

I didn’t think about it when I took this picture, but this church reminds me a lot of Grace Trinity, the church where I accepted Christ when I was a young teenager. Maybe that’s what drew me to it. Or maybe because of the green which is my favorite colors.

Brooks Christian Church

Across the street from the church is an antique shop. At least there was. The place looks abandoned now. I liked the sign, so I made an image. Two in fact. One monochrome, and the other with the colors muted a bit and some grunge look added. They were both processed using Luminar 3. If you spend any time with post-processing images, which everyone should, I recommend using Luminar 3. I won’t go into it today, but it has been a great addition to my workflow and is very simple to use. I will have more about Luminar in a future post.

Brooks antique store

Above is the muted color version.

And below is the monochrome version.


Question: Which one do you like and why? Email me your answer or comment at the bottom of the post.

Hidden somewhere on a backroad

Honestly, I don’t remember the exact spot where this image was made. I think it was along Elders Mill Road in Coweta County, but I couldn’t say for certain.

Abandoned barn

So there you have it, my November outtakes of September images. Look for more from this Georgia Backroad series to be posted here. If you have any questions or remarks about any of my photos you can always post a comment in a variety of places on my sites, including at the bottom of this post. Email is also a great way to connect with me. One of the best ways to keep up with what is going on is to sign up for my free newsletter.

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