February was a month of photo outings just about every single weekend. March, however, has proven to be the opposite. I don’t think I’ve had a chance to pick up my camera once this month, and the month is almost over! I also got so sidetracked working on my images from the abandoned school that I never finished working on the photos from The Goat Farm — until now. 🙂
If you haven’t seen my previous posts on The Goat Farm, it’s an artists’ community located in an old industrial neighborhood in Atlanta. To call the buildings dilapidated is probably a compliment — some have just downright collapsed. All of this, of course, makes for fascinating photography!
My second post on the Goat Farm was focused on the little, impromptu coffee shop that exists on the site. Yet again, I find that my favorite photo has come from that coffee shop. I’m just in love with the photo above. I don’t know why, but I find myself going back to it over and over again. I encourage you to look at the larger version of it on my Flickr site by clicking on the image. I think there are just great details in the shot that only come through when viewed larger.
I don’t think the following shot is one of my best from the day, but I wanted to share it because it reminds me of Frank, the rabbit, from Donnie Darko. Anyone else think that?
The next shot is the result of some experimenting with the onOne Perfect Layers app, which allows you to add layers to photos you’re editing in Lightroom. I guess in hindsight, it’s silly that I bought it, since I have Photoshop and can do layers there, but I guess I got other useful tools as well out of the onOne bundle, and it gives me the freedom to not be tied to Photoshop forever. Anyway, this shot is layered with a couple textures. I just really wanted to give it an aged look. Do you think it’s overkill, or does it work?
Lastly, below are some broken windows on one of the many warehouses on the grounds that were not safe to enter. I loved the way the sun highlighted the texture and age of the windows, and how the blue sky peeked through where the glass was broken.
I wasn’t using a tripod due to the location, so some of the shots were shaky. I managed to do HDR with just two of the images, and it still turned out well. If I had been shooting JPG instead of RAW, I might not have been able to pull this one off with just two shots.
Of course, if you’d like to see the rest of the images from this shoot, please check out the set on my Flickr site.