Monday, October 30, 2006

old truck @porterdale

While strolling around the de facto junkyard in Porterdale, I found a most excellent old truck.

This photograph of the interior of an old truck was especially difficult, as the sun was shining directly through the windshield, which I was shooting toward. I placed an SB-800 in remote mode on the driver's seat and set the flash on my D70 to commander mode. Wireless TTL flash fucking rules.

Happiness is being the second one in the parking lot waiting for the liquor store to open.

After my Porterdale exploration expedition, I dropped into Krispy Kreme for some post photography treats. Unfortunately, the goddamn place was overrun with fucking families and motherfucking rug rats. I liked it better when the parking lot was full of bums with Thunderbird breath and the yuppies stayed away.

For convenience, here are all five photographs of the truck:

All photos were taken with a Nikon D70 and a 28-70mm f/2.8 constant aperture zoom.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

junkyard @porterdale

A coworker at my old day job was on assignment in Newton County and mentioned Porterdale might be worth a visit. I took a few shots on my then brand new Nikon N65, but they didn't really work. A few months ago, I rolled out of bed ridiculously early and made the forty minute drive to catch the town just after sunrise.

Much to my surprise and annoyance, when I arrived in downtown, I found the old mill building was being renovated into lofts. Across the street and about 200 yards away from the rapidly gentrifying area around the old mill is a worn building made out of corrugated metal with a de facto junkyard in front. I took the following photographs of the building:

All photos were taken with a Nikon D70 and a 28-70mm f/2.8 constant aperture zoom.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

the professor and his ideas @oakland cemetery

One day, The Professor mentioned the space between the monuments at Oakland Cemetery might be more interesting than the monuments themselves. While performing a consumer product safety test on a recently purchased Fujica AX-5, with 135mm f/2.8 and sometimes a Fujica 2X teleconverter, I looked at what was going on between. The following photographs of the Bank of America Building and the King Memorial MARTA Station are the result.