A couple weekends ago, Speed Racer, Speed Racer’s Dad, and I went on a little photo trip. We were all in the mood to get out of the house and take some pictures, despite the bitter cold. So we headed off and came across this cool factory. It was creepy, musty, and had huge holes in the floor. It would have been perfect for a horror film complete with scary scratching metal sound every time the wind blew.
Ironically none of brought our tripods. It was a sunny sunny day and we didn’t think we’d be inside. So some of my pictures didn’t turn out, but some were fun anyway. Also Speed Racer and I were sharing a camera, so some of these are his….and some I can’t remember if they are mine or his. I should have known better, I mean camera 101, ALWAYS HAVE YOUR CAMERA. I got lured in because I love my husbands camera and it’s one of those things, if I had brought mine, we would not have gone out. Such is life.
I feel that I must end with a very important note from your sponsor. DO NOT DO THIS ALONE. For reals people, as a fellow photographer I understand taking risks to get fun, cool, new, exciting shots. However, as a former rescue squad volunteer, these shots are not worth your life. So let’s roll over the basics. When shooting urban terrain whether it’s at night or abandoned places, always have a buddy. Do you have your buddy? Second, always tell someone who is not with your buddy or your group where you are and around what time you will be back. I am very serious about this. It takes one false step to fall down a hole, break a leg, have no reception, and no one know where you are. So be responsible so that you can have fun and everyone else can enjoy your future photos too!