I was hoping to do something different when taking this photo, but wasn’t able to get close enough with the right angle to get the shot I wanted. I wouldn’t have taken this photo at all if the moon wasn’t in there, luckily it was. ;-)
There are lots of factories, warehouses, and other remnants of the industrial age in this area. This is one particular building that I see daily and have actually snapped photos of a few times now. I happened to glance over and catch this cloud lingering above the stacks and thought it would make for an interesting photo, especially since these stacks haven’t been active for close to 50 years.
I happened to be near this spot over lunch a few days ago and decided to stop in for a quick shot. I’d forgotten about this little gem, as it’s tucked away in a tiny corner of the next town over, which I rarely visit. Mid-day was probably not the best time of day to work with, so I tried to do something a bit different for this photo.
I’m thinking about heading back by to shoot a sunset series there, as the lighthouse overlooks a small harbor which puts the sailboats between the lighthouse and setting sun. I had attempted to shoot there once or twice in the past, but found it difficult due to the fact that everyone parks there for the beach and sunsets in the summer. Aside from photoshopping, there is no way to avoid having cars ruin your lighthouse and seascape photos. Now that summer has gone it shouldn’t be as much of a problem, though there will be far fewer sailboats, as most go south for the winter, along with their owners.
I know that somewhere, somehow, at sometime in the past, I have probably made a post under this title, but that’s what it is, so here it is again. ;-)
I have been posting on several services over the past few years, all of which are great at what they do, but each lacks something that I need or want in the service, or does it differently than how I would like it done. On top of that, the whole Web2.0 drive has turned some of these sites into “social networks” where the number of friends you have is in direct proportion to the number of comments and feedback you receive on what you post, regardless of quality. I would rather receive one honest criticism than one hundred polite but hollow praises, which is how things are on in the “social network” scene. I’ve decided that I would go back to doing things by myself, for myself, in my own way, as I did before I discovered Flickr and Zooomr and Photoblogs, etc.
Don’t get me wrong, I will still be using all of those services as I have been, but this site will give me just a little more room to spread out and get more into the photos I take and post, without the pressures of having to post every day, or follow posting guidelines, or whatever. It will allow me to be me, and share what I’d like with whoever will look, read, and maybe even come back. ;-)
ps. You can find my older photoblog posts (from Tumblr) by clicking here.