This is the schoolhouse that where the previous photo was taken and where my camera died. It really is an awesome building, though it is kind of creepy. We were’t able to get into it but the grounds still made for some good photos. There were a couple other small buildings on the property and an old playground. Hopefully we will be able to get into the building one day and hopefully I won’t lose another camera to the place.
I have continued to look through old photos and found another old favorite from last year. This was from another exploring trip downtown. Last year I would hop in my car to escape school and drive to the center of Indy. I got a lot of great shots and became much more comfortable with the city. It was a great time and a lot of fun. And it got some great shots for me.
This place was a location in a not so good neighborhood that I had driven past a few times and wanted to get into so badly. But I didn’t want to get into it by myself. Me and Hannah had an assignment this weekend to pick a photographer and emulate their style. She wanted to do industrial photos and this place came into mind. So we hooked up with Brandy and KC and headed towards it. We couldn’t directly get to it. So we parked a ways away at a warehouse and walked along some train tracks, over a rickety trestle bridge, found a hole in the fence that surrounded the place and climbed through. This place was incredible. I’m pretty certain it is an abandoned coke factory and it looks like it has been around for quite a while. A lot of the buildings were very old brick buildings. We spent the evening here shooting the whole place. I think we all got some sick shots and then we headed out just before sunset. None of us wanted to be in there at night. I doubt this will be the last time we’ll visit this place. One thing I know for sure is that we went over and beyond to get industrial photos and our professor better be pleased with them.
There’s no greater comfort than that of a best friend. The one you are lucky enough to share moments of happiness & sadness with. Unconditional loyalty, there no matter what or how ridiculous it may seem. Share adventures or lazy nights on the couch. Tears & Totinos party pizza.
Behind every strong woman is a boy with a cute pup!
Another day spent in Indy. We went camera shopping, had dinner and watched the World Cup, took a walk along the Circle, ran into a friend, shot the skyline, went to a park, climbed up onto an old train bridge and shot the train as it crawled along it’s tracks. Another great day. New cameras. New shots. New memories. I love days like these and I look forward to the countless more that we’ll have together.
Tonight we were supposed to study. We decided to leave campus to study somewhere else. We wanted to make it as fun as possible. So we tried our favorite Starbucks, but it was full of people. Then we tried another Starbucks, but we didn’t like where it was at. So then we went to the Starbucks in Broad Ripple. Surely this one would be open and a fun place to study. But when we got there it was closed. It was only seven. So we walked around Broad Ripple a bit and then decided to find somewhere else to go. We tried a McDonalds, but didn’t like it either. Eventually we ended up at a Starbucks on the Circle, about an hour and a half later. But we still got some studying done, we had some fun, and I ended up getting this shot before we headed back to campus. So it was a good little adventure in the end.
This is one photo. One day. One evening. One sunset. LOVE this photo. It looks like two. Like a sunny day. A cloudy day. Split evenly with the tree. A middle ground. Today’s sunset was beautiful. I finally had a hard time choosing which photo I was going to use.
Its like a coin, like everything or anything it has two sides. This was one of those photos I captured but hadn’t realized its true beauty until I looked at it later.
Shot at my local pond, like a country song 😉
Today, like many others, I got in my truck and started driving. No destination. While out in the country, where I always seem to end up I spotted a white head in a tree line that ran along a creek bed. I thought “No freakin way!!” I turned down the road and as I approached I realized what was looking down on me, into my eyes. Such a beautiful creature. Docile yet intimidating. Perched so high and proud. He just say there and allowed me to photograph him.
Shot in awe on that random country road.
Today I did some more driving around Indy, this time on the South side. The sky was full of steam from factories, power plants and treatment plants. They were the only source of white in what would have been a perfectly clear blue sky. It felt good to drive and do nothing other than look at what was around me and listen to music, with Hannah right beside me. It also felt good to not be alone. Today was okay. Nothing really spectacular happened. The weather was still cold and I had class, which is never fun. But things were okay. And right now I’m fine with okay. I’m alive, the sun was shining, the sky was blue, I got to shoot and I got be with someone I really like being with, and that’s enough. I’m alive and that’s significant enough for me.
So often we get caught living in our own world. Daily life. Routine. Time gets away. We misplace time. Time that we will never find again. Tonight I was able to share my world with a good friend. She’s going … Continue reading