PHOTOS DEVOID of distracting color possess a certain surreal, dreamy quality and a vintage feel that have always appealed to me.
Some of the best images I’ve seen hearken from years ago which just goes to prove that technology doesn’t always equate better results.
While filing through photos I shot in historic downtown Faribault on Saturday afternoon and evening, I decided to play with my photo editing tools and desaturate several images. I liked the results so much that I stripped every frame of color.
The results, I think, impress even more upon the viewer the history of this early Minnesota community that stretches back to its founding by fur trader Alexander Faribault in 1852.
We’re a city rich in history with 40 properties on the National Register of Historic Places.
With that perspective, please join me on a quick photo tour of the downtown area. Certainly much more comprises our downtown than what you see in the seven images here.
I invite you to explore on your own, to immerse yourself in the history that defines Faribault.
Copyright 2011 Audrey Kletscher Helbling