After being cooped up in the office for a good portion of the day, my conscious wouldn’t let such a beautiful day become a complete waste. So I grabbed a camera and headed to the car about an hour before sunset to do the closest thing to street photography that is possible in the country. Essentially I drove until I found a road that I had never been on before and turned to find out where it went, all the while shooting photos without looking through the viewfinder.
I do rather enjoy getting out of the car and taking some photos, but I have been burned on numerous occasions around here. Seems these old country folk aren’t too keen on scruffy looking city boys wandering about their property with a camera in hand. Only time I ever manage to get away with it, I have an cute female photographer with me to help smooth things over.
Anyways, I drove about for over an hour shooting as I went. The images above are my favorites. I must say, I didn’t expect to get one keeper because I am so obsessive about good clean design within my composition, but I managed to surprise myself.
What do you think? And remember, I also didn’t get into any accidents while I took photos and drove (not recommended).
Last weekend, I got to take a 4 day vacation in Yosemite National Park before I went to Pictage PartnerCon in Los Angeles for ShootQ. Yosemite is a magical place that I highly recommend for anyone that loves the outdoors! Grant and I drove through the night in order to arrive in the park before all of the backcountry wilderness permits were sold out. We were lucky enough to get a permit for a 14 mile hike from Glacier Point to the Wawona Tunnel and what a hike it was! We hitch-hiked to the trailhead and camped on a cliff at about 7500 feet on Friday night! I had a great time! I’ll be posting some video soon.
A few weeks back, Justin Glanville invited me to go hang by in the river in Cumming, Ga for some trout fishing. Justin doesn’t get much time off to relax like this because of his job as the audio engineer for the Avett Brothers band. If you have not heard of them, you should check them out! Anyways, we both enjoyed being by the river for the day even though Justin didn’t catch anything worth keeping.
I’ve been working on my image archive a lot lately and today I came across some old images that I have never posted. These were taken around Milledgeville, Ga in 2005. I’m hoping to roll out some official major changes to site very soon! Look for an annoucement soon!
Have you ever just needed a release from something? Today, about an hour before sunset, I just needed to get away from my computer and work for a bit. I grabbed one memory card, one lens, my keys, and left for about an hour. These images are no more than 5 miles away from my home, but I felt like I was hundreds of miles away. It was wonderful to just go and shoot. I hope to do this more often.
Yesterday, I went on a photo hunt around Cleveland, GA. My initial hopes were to drive up an old road to the top of a mountain. I made it 80% of the way before some yocal caught up with me on a 4-wheeler. He made it very clear that (even though it was not posted) this was private land (not his) and I could not be up there. After pissing him off with a few sarcastic comments, I turned my car around, totally disgusted. On the drive back to my house, I noticed this lone tree in front of the setting sun. I couldn’t resist, especially after my encounter with the natives. Enjoy!
About a year ago, a friend asked me to take a photo for me her (here is the link to that post) and she asked me to do the same thing on Wednesday. This image was taken solely at her request so I hope she likes it. In case you can’t tell what it is, this is yard furniture and a old lamp in my backyard.
On Superbowl Sunday, I took a hike to the top of Blood Mountain with Erin, Adam, Jen, Mark, Foto, Fiona, and Wiley. This was a great time to show myself how out of shape I am on the day before my 25th birthday. After the hike we went back to Jen & Adam’s house for some food and fun while we watched the Superbowl. Jen topped the evening off with a double chocolate birthday caked topped with my “WG” logo. I couldn’t have asked for more.
A couple of weeks ago, Ben and I took a weekend trip to Milledgeville. On that nice get away, Joe and I took a nice hike around Bartrum Forest. Sorry for not posting more often. I am going to try and change that in the near future.
Well what a crazy year it has been already. I woke on Jan. 2, 2008 to 1/2 in. of snow on the ground and today it is almost 60 degrees! In hindsight, going out and taking this photo wasn’t the best idea because I had a fever of 101.3 later that evening, but I like the image so it was worth it.