After not having a monthly shoot with Matt from Specht Designs in May, due to my trip to NYC, we went back out early in June to try to get something worth shooting. We were a little apprehensive though, since the Texas summer weather had arrived, and it was very warm outside. Still, we persevered, and went out.
Our first stop was some train tracks, and seeing what kind of images we could capture here. We started above the train, shooting through a chainlink fence trying to capture a shot down the tracks. I wasn’t particularly pleased with the results though.
Next, we tried under the bridge, where at least there was some shade. We were able to get close to the train, but there was nothing all that special about it, and it didn’t make for great photos.
Lastly, we headed down the tracks further, and found a spot where we could get up close to the engine cars, which were empty. Again, nothing particularly special, but we had to play it safe, so no getting on the tracks or anything. The heat at this last point was too much to bear, so we packed up and headed home.
However, on the way back, we passed an interesting lake area, so popped out to check it out. It turned out to be a bird sanctuary. We tried getting some shots, but didn’t have long enough lenses (not even my new 70–200 was close enough!) to get really good shots. Due to the heat, we didn’t stay here very long. It was also downwind of a recycling plant, so the odors were… not pleasant. Here a few of the pictures I got today, but nothing worth adding to the portfolio.
Back at Specht Designs HQ, we decided to do a Facebook Live video of a setup for a top-down gear shot that I wanted to do of my equipment. You’ve seen similar images all over the internet, so this was nothing special, but I wanted something that reflected my gear. Here’s what I ended up with: