Yesterday I took a trip with my friend Tiffany up to Clarksburg, CA. We had signed up to particiate in one of the Scott Kelby photo walks. We had to meet up with the group of 50 photographers at 7:00 a.m. in Clarksburg which is about an hour away from here so that meant I had to be up at the crack of dawn, oh who am I kidding I was up at 4:30 a.m. before the sun even thought about coming up LOL. I woke up to realize that I had gotten pink eye once again but luckily I still had some drops left so I started using them right away and decided that even with pink eye I wasn't going to miss this trip. Once we arrived at our destination I was pleasantly surprised that we would be taking photo's at an Old Sugar Mill. Part of the old mill has been turned into a winery where they even hold weddings. It is a really great location and I want to go back to take some portraits of my girls there someday. Here is my favorite shot of the day.
We had to sign a waiver to beable to go inside the Old Sugar Mill because there were giant holes in the floor and broken stairways. But I signed the waiver and ventured inside and even went as far up inside the old spooky building as I was allowed. I am still learning photography and I was determined to keep my camera on manual mode so most of my photo's were blurry. I am sure this is because my shutter speed was way too slow but I did manage to get a couple of shots inside the building which you can get the general idea from.
It really was quite creepy inside the building but I am still happy we got to go inside and check it out. It was special because it's not open to the general public and in order to go inside you have to get a permit first and then sign a waiver.
When we first arrived I really felt intimidated because most of the photographers had top of the line equipment and here I was will my Little Canon Rebel xti. I have also never considered myself a photographer I have always just loved taking photo's. I relaxed as soon as I started taking photo's though because I was doing what I enjoy.
We even got to go inside the area where they were making wine.
And while I am still not that great at photography I am enjoying learning more and more about it.
Until next time!