Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Abandoned Quarry

A friend and I took a roadtrip today to visit an historical abandoned quarry in MA. He sent me a link to check it out online a few days ago, and when I saw the posted images, I was hooked and couldn't wait to get there.

We started out bright and early this morning.  It was a great ride and we didn't even get very lost finding the quarry--we only had to ask directions once at a cute little country store.

We arrived, signed in, and began walking up the path. We were a little under-whelmed.  Actually, that's an under-statement--we were very under-whelmed. It wasn't anything like we had anticipated. We decided that if things improved we would say the trip was Steve's idea, but if things didn't get any better, we'd say it was my idea.

I was okay with that.

So we persevered.  We walked the loop around the quarry--the walk/hike being very pleasureable-- occasionally stopping to photograph the random equipment dotting the trail.  We were still under-whelmed, so I decided to concentrate on shooting for HDR.

Camera exposure.

Camera exposure


The consensus:  the trip was my idea.

After meandering  through the quarry, we found a nifty place to have lunch. So even though the trip was a near bust we had a very good time and I'm not totally unhappy with the results. 


trishalyn said...

Great examples of how HDR can change ordinary images into extraordinary ones! I really like the HDR shots...the colors are beautiful! How about leading a workshop for MVP? Sign me up...please! :-)

N. Sukumar said...

Very interesting images. What IS that thing at the back with the exhaust fan?

Framing Images and Memories said...

What an amazing difference between the the images. I really like the HDR affect and find them far superior to the original image. You have inspired me to experiment.
Great presentation tonight as well!

J.L.Velez said...

I definitely want to learn about HDR too. Please show us sometime. I am glad you perseved because they turned out lovely!