Today, Tallulah is a sad shell of its former self, with closed stores, a crumbling downtown, seedy houses, and a general air of despondence. Farm communities in the northern Great Plains have experienced a land and farm commodities boom in the last decade (especially for corn), but this prosperity looks like it totally bypassed Tallulah.
|East Green Street - U.S. 80 - view west|
|Garage on East Green Street, Tallulah|
Proceed west out of town along West Green street, and the scene gets worse. You see closed beer joints and abandoned youth clubs.
|Approaching thunderstorm, West Green Street, Tallulah|
All photographs taken with a Panasonic G3 digital camera, nos. 2, 3, and 4 with an Olympus OM Zuiko Shift 35mm f/2.8 lens, the rest with the Lumix 20mm f/1.7 lens. RAW files were processed with PhotoNinja software and converted to black and white with DXO Filmpack 3. For most, I used the Tri-X film emulation. It is not the same as real Tri-X, which makes me think I should go back to using film and a hand-held light meter. I will need to have my Leica camera cleaned and adjusted.