The Whistle No Longer Blows
The Whistel Stop Cafe, once the only restaurant on Market Street in Baird, Callahan County, Texas, is now closed, leaving what few customers there are for the few remaining antique shops with no convenient place to go to get a meal while shopping. This is just another sign of how dire the economic circumstances are for this little town of mostly whites, where the median age of the population is 45.2 years, almost 15 years older than the median age of the population of the state. About 14% of residents there live below the poverty line. Shot with an Olympus E-M1 and M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO. Raw conversion in Phase One Capture One Pro 8 via Lightroom 5.7. Post processing in Photoshop CC 2014, Google Nik Color Efex Pro 4 and Topaz Impression (using Colored Pencil I preset) set with Soft Light blend at 75% opacity.