I've been to eastern North Carolina a couple of times in the last two months and I'm not sure I've found my photographic zen for the the area between Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte. I haven't had a great deal of time on these trips to make photographs, but with the time I've had I haven't found much that captivated me. It's been frustrating because my normal tools for research like Google images or flickr haven't given me any hints as to where to explore. I know that there are great images hiding out there but what I've found has been either highly commercialized areas with a Circle K and every major fast food chain imaginable or wooded country roads with little elevation change punctuated by the occasional, unremarkable single story home and featureless field. I know there's more, but I'm not finding it. I'll take this great old filling station outside Salisbury, NC as a sign that on my next trip to North Carolina, I will find the kind of places that bring photographic enlightenment.