Monday, April 28, 2008

last and empty @east atlanta (nikon d70)

On a previous trip to East Atlanta looking for graffiti, I noticed Last and Empty. There was a fence adjacent to the building, preventing me from getting the shot. Normally, I would've just hopped it, but there were several folks milling about nearby. Since the denizens of East Atlanta aren't known for waking up early, I dragged my ass out of bed at o'dark thirty and headed over. I was rewarded with vacant streets.

Instead of climbing the fence directly, I went on a reconnaissance mission and discovered the fence was missing a section. After strolling through a field and a small patch of trees where a residentially challenged person had built a nest, I had a great angle on the pieces. I took a few flicks and on the way back out, I found a dilapidated tree and building.

Annoyingly, the little patch of woods I went through was full of flora with sticky seeds. I spent the next half hour sitting on a bench picking stickers off my jeans, fleece, and camera bag.

All photographs were taken with a Nikon D70 and a Silent Wave Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8 constant aperture zoom.

Labels: , , , , , , , ,

Sunday, April 20, 2008

buildings in the evening sun @porterdale (nikon d70)

A few months after my morning sojourn to Porterdale, I drove out in the evening. I wanted some photographs of the old mill I alluded to in a previous post before it was completely renovated. This was a waste of time, as there was limited sunlight on the mill. Unfortunately, the buildings across the street from the mill were tall enough to put it in shadow.

Shortly after discovering the mill was in shade, I snapped a picture of an old fashioned electrical insulator. While looking for other opportunities, I did manage one photograph of the under renovation mill building.

After driving all the way to Porterdale for a whopping two pictures, I got lost in the wilds of Newton County on my way back home. After some aimless driving in the dark, I eventually found I-20 and took it back to civilization.

All photographs were taken with a Nikon D70. The insulator was shot with a Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 and a circular polarizer. The photograph of the mill was taken with a Silent Wave Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8 constant aperture zoom.

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,

Saturday, April 19, 2008

construction equipment @the wrong side of the tracks (nikon d70)

Some time ago, the City of Atlanta repaired the sewer lines along Bishop street, which is fairly close to my apartment. Being bored, I grabbed my Nikon D70 and seized the opportunity to take a few photographs of heavy equipment.

I took this photograph of heavy machinery with Atlantic Station in the background. Just past the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks, a now completed Target is shown under construction. Because the setting sun was brightly illuminating the buildings in the background, I used a Nikon SB-800 Speedlight held off camera in my hand to light the hoses in the foreground, which was in shadow.

While taking this photo of a backhoe, a cat came flying out of the cab when the flash went off and startled me. I jumped about two feet in the air and nearly dropped my camera.

All photographs were taken with a Nikon D70 and a Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8 constant aperture zoom with a Silent Wave motor.

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,