On the evening of January 31, Gary and I met in the parking lot of First Church of the Nazarene atop Shades Mountain. The wind makes my little Sony shake around a lot, so getting good images is tough. Maybe I should take that big camera strap off in the wind, since it acts like a sail. During a couple of calm moments, I came away with a shot or two.
"Samford After Sundown" is the name given to a set of classes offered to the community in the evening, so working adults and others will have an opportunity to further themselves in various areas, including photography. I took several classes there years ago and thoroughly enjoyed them and learned a lot. It is also an appropriate description of a photo outing Gary and I took during January. Enjoy. Click the photo for a closer look in Flickr.
Need to catch the blog up with my Flickr stuff, so over the next few days I'll put up some posts from earlier in January. On January 10, Gary and I went to a little place behind Sloss Furnace and tried to get some shots from a different angle than usual. The wind was whipping around so much it was hard to get any decent long exposures, but a couple came out okay. Got a jet taking off in the first one.
A little different view of part of the Birmingham skyline.
It was another cold and foggy morning in Shelby County, Alabama, today, so my camera and I went looking for some more barns to shoot. (If you are not on a phone, click the pictures to see them on Flickr, much better view.)
Through and Through
These may not be as pretty as the one I did the other day (maybe the last one), but these structures are all over the southern part of the county.
Red Barn in Morning, Sailors Take Warning?
I've been wanting to shoot this barn for months, we drive by it all the time. I sort of wish the truck hadn't been there, but hey, it's part of the scene.
Lone Star Lost
This is another one very near our house that we drive by daily, sometimes multiple times. I think the horses are glad they have the shelter.
It was a damp and foggy morning in Shelby County, with a threat of rain, but he took his camera out to see what they could see together. This first shot alone made it worth the trip.
Cantilever Space Dock
The dock at the Beeswax Creek boat launch appears to be cantilevered out into space.
No, I didn't shoot just as it fell, nor did I throw it up in the air. It was foggy down at Lay Lake, and some fisherman had tangled his line, broke off the branch, and left it hanging. The mono-filament was invisible.
Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery
They've lain here over 150 years. What's one more foggy, rainy day?