I had the honor and the privilege to go urban exploring with Pam Lopez (PL Portraiture) today. We met in the OPS photography forum and have since become friends.
It was very cold but we had a blast. She took this first picture of us. It is in an abandoned hospital.
Here she is at the City Methodist Church
(In the heart of downtown Gary, Indiana stands a monument to God. It is City Methodist Church and it has been left to decay. The property is owned by the City of Gary, and there are apparently plans (or at least an idea) to turn the church into a performing arts center. In the meantime this historic church sits and suffers the indignities of the elements as it awaits redemption. The question is: will salvation come to this church in time. Read the rest of the article here) (update on article - the church will not be refurbished)
Pam just received her "fish-eye" lens for her Nikon - since she wanted to capture details she used her regular lens and I shot all day with the fish eye. Here is a different view of the picture on my blog header.
Music I heard with you was more than music, and bread I broke with you was more than bread. Now that I am without you, all is desolate; all that was once so beautiful is dead.” Conrad Aiken
This fish-eye lens was so much fun, of coarse I know it will not work on every subject but it did good here.
We ended the day by coming back to my place and Pam showed me how to set up the studio for High-Key. She took some shots of me and some of Isabella. Those I'll save for another post.
Thanks Pam for all of your help - it was a great day. Now I have to go thaw out some.