I had the opportunity to go on a field trip with the Lakewood Ranch Digital Photography Club earlier this month to Old Car City in White, Georgia. This place has been on my list for quite some time and I was glad I was finally able to go. Old Car City has cars from 1930 to about 1970. I have to say due to the large size of this place (34 square acres) and the amount of cars (about 5,000) I was visually overloaded. Having been in Florida so long and trying to create new photos with the beaches and palm trees, now that I was thrusted into the deep wooded forest of Georgia and was presented with so much to photograph, I didn’t know where to turn first!
We were there two days. I took the 8×10 film camera and the Ries tripod. Thinking about a way to cart all of this stuff around, I took my foldable wagon. This worked pretty well. Now there were “hills” to contend with, but over all, it worked out. I took 16 sheets of film as I was hoping to expose all of them and come home with a cohesive body of work that would fit into my Americana subject matter that I really enjoy. However, soon after I arrived, I realized that exposing 16 sheets was not going to happen. I spent most of the first day just getting my bearings and figuring out where the stuff was on the property. After it was over, I took three photos and one “phantom” photo. Watch the video below to learn exactly what happened.
If you get a chance to get up that way, be sure to stop by. It’s a great place, they dub it “The Photographer’s Paradise”. If you are into Americana or just plain rusted old cars, this is the place for you!
Until next time…
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