Given the great weather today, I decided to head out to one of the old vacant mills along the Chattahoochee River and take some more photos. A few of my friends saw me leaving and decided to come along, two of them requesting a few portraits (which won’t be posted) by the water. With the five of us out there, we did a lot more exploring that I had on either of my two previous trips to the mill. Some of the exploring probably fell right into the realm of stupidly dangerous, but has given me a great place to setup a particular black and white shoot I’ve got in my head.
No lens changes took place today, though I did put my circular polarizer on and take it off a few times, my Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM stayed mounted all day. I even popped the on camera flash for some fill a time or three. Next time, I will have some dedicated off camera flash goodies to play with. Strobist.com has given me more information on light control than I could have ever asked for, and I’ve got a real itch to try a lot of it out myself. After NTC, I’ll be on that like the white on rice.
Towards the end of our time out there, a photography group showed up. When I finally got home and uploaded my photos, I noticed one of the photographers that had come out was also one of my Flickr contacts. Small world. Anyway, I got some photos I really liked today – of a variety of subjects, in both color and black and white. I’ll inline small linked photos of my favorites below….
But before I do that – I’ll step off the photography topic for a bit. For those that keep track of where I am, or where I am going (and when) by way of my blog, here’s an update. Tuesday I’m heading to Ft. Irwin, California (middle of the Mojave Desert – see also: no cell service.) I will be there for a month, so I won’t be very active online during that time. My current assumption is that, as usual, I will have access to the internet. That said, it will probably be limited to a quick blog post should I have that level of access, or emails to the folks I love. Should you just so happen to be the most beautiful woman on earth, live in Beaumont, and get several text messages from me a day – if I can find a phone that works, you’ll get a call every night. It just might be from a number you’ve never seen before. So now it is nearly 0300hrs, and I’m about to pass out so I’ll get busy with the in line addition of photos before I get an hour or three of sleep.