December 1, 2010

The Quarry


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It took me over 30 years to get this shot. Its not the fulfillment of a life-long dream – its certainly not a classic bucket-list shot (Flatiron Building, you WILL BE MINE!). No, its just a local quarry that I’ve always thought would be really cool to shoot. Quarries, by nature, are very hazardous places, so it wasn’t like I would be allowed to (or want to) roam around the grounds. So for years I would drive by in broad daylight and think, “this would be cool to shoot.”

So last night I took an alternate route home from work. I drove through my old home town, into the ‘burbs to the entrance of the quarry I’ve driven past a million times before.

I thought I remembered it as fenced in, but was pleasantly surprised to find it wasn’t. The area where the trucks are loaded with newly crushed gravel was wide open, and pretty well lit. So I shot that. From the road. Just at the entrance.

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  1. Could you have planned the tire tracks leading you to the truck any better? Isn’t serendipity a wonderful thing? BTW, thank for your help.

  2. I really like the bit of greenish light in the center in an otherwise pinkish image. Very cool shot, but then again, I like industrial stuff.

  3. Like that a lot – We have a quary near my Mum’s place that i hope to ‘visit’ over the Christmas break, not sure if I’ll be able to get as good a shot as this though!