Chandler Day 271: Hey, Let’s Go Break Into an Abandoned Coke Factory

DSC05450This 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.

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Brandy Day166: So Close Yet So Far Away..

Needed some time away from ‘life’, so I took a drive. Headed north to a place I’d recently seen photos of, Michigan City, Indiana. I must admit, I’m slightly upset that I’m just now seeing this part of Indiana for … Continue reading

Chandler Day 105: Batteries & Memory

DSC02477I headed to work earlier today and because I wasn’t driving around in a rush, I was noticed some train tracks around the buildings close to my work. So I drove down a side road and decided to shoot these abandoned tracks. As I went to take a shot, my battery died. So I dug around in my bag for another battery and replaced it. Then I went to take the shot again, and there was no memory card. So I dug for a memory card and put it in. Again, I went for the shot and the memory card was full. So I cleared the card and went to take the shot. Then it informed me the memory card was locked. So I took it out and I thought I unlocked, but it took me three or four more tries to get it unlocked. And finally I got this shot, after a lot of frustration and swearing. . And next time, I will be better prepared.