Star Metals Shoot

  • January 23, 2010 · 9:00 AM
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Star Metals is a salvage yard near downtown Atlanta. The yard has an ever changing array of interesting scrap, junked machines, and even a caboose. What they don't have are cars. Our February competition is "Abstract", and their are lots of abstract subjects here. The yard is open 9-12, and we'll plan on shooting the whole time, then go somewhere nearby for lunch. What to bring: Bring your macro gear, possibly a wide angle lens, a tripod, and reflectors if you have them. Dress for the weather as you'll be outside the whole time. Stout shoes are suggested. Carpool if possible. There is parking on site and on the street nearby but it's limited.

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  • Myrtie C.

    A fun shoot! Not your everyday shooting experience.

    January 28, 2010

  • Gerard H.

    The weather could have been more cooperative, but all in all it was a great shoot.

    January 25, 2010

  • Frances

    The metal scrap yard was a very interesting place to shoot. My only negative was the weather but I still enjoyed getting out there and trying something new in shooting. It was definitely a learning experience.

    January 24, 2010

  • Joe H.

    It was great fun!

    January 24, 2010

  • Keith M.

    Great shoot! Lots of fun. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of different things to shoot at Star Metals. Elton/Ken - Thanks for arranging this one!

    January 24, 2010

  • Carl F.

    Weather was not very cooperative but I think everyone made the best of it. I was afraid of the number of people who RSVP'd yes would cause a lot people tripping over each other. This was not the case. Plenty of room to stroll around. I look forward to going back after viewing my images from yesterday and saw what mistakes I had made.

    January 24, 2010

  • D'An Holmes G.

    Very cool and interesting place! Could shoot there for days and never shoot the same thing twice! However, I wish Mother Nature had been kinder to us.

    January 24, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great location with a variety of subjects and materials to shoot.

    January 23, 2010

  • Mikki Root D.

    It was fantastic! With slight reservations about the weather, of course, but I really enjoyed my first shoot! Thanks so much for arranging it. Hopefully I will have some good shots once I upload them to the computer. Mikki

    January 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beside the slight drizzle, the day was perfect! I love overcast days, in my opinion the light was perfect and the people were great!

    January 23, 2010

  • Eileen S.

    Got me to shoot outside of my comfort zone.

    January 23, 2010

  • Jim F.

    This location was fantastic to photograph!

    January 23, 2010

  • Ken R.

    Had a great time with all the folks that braved the cold misty morning to practice their abstract/macro shooting at this interesting venue.

    January 23, 2010

  • Cherie T.

    Awesome!

    January 23, 2010

  • Laura K.

    In spite of the cold and occasional rain drop, this was a great opportunity to meet other photographers and shoot interesting pieces of worn metal.

    January 23, 2010

  • Kimberly C.

    This was my first ever meet-up and I had a great time. I took some really great shots and look forward to the next one!

    January 23, 2010

  • Denise L.

    Had a great time! Thank you!

    January 23, 2010

  • David S.

    Excellent opportunities for great pictures. A bit cold for comfort.

    January 23, 2010

  • Jamie S

    Was my first meetup... Nice to get out there with fellow photographers - everyone was friendly!
    I'll do it again!

    January 23, 2010

  • ray d.

    Great location with endless possibilities

    January 23, 2010

  • Elton S.

    The weather didn't cooperate but we had a productive shoot none the less.

    January 23, 2010

  • MD Mason P.

    Fantastic place. So many things to shoot. You cannot possibly cover the whole area in three hours. Hope we can go back when it get's a little warmer.

    January 23, 2010

  • Otto K.

    Very cool place, just too bad the weather was iffy. Hope we do more stuff like this...maybe at least one outing a month?

    January 23, 2010

  • Tim

    I found more thatn I thought I would to photograph. I had a good time although it was a bit chilly.

    January 23, 2010

  • Sheila

    Thanks to the organizers for putting this together (and the Star Metals hosts). I'd have stayed longer but my frozen hands said "no more!". Interesting material and lots of opportunity for unusual shots. This was my 1st meetup and I look forward to the future ones as well as club meetings. -Sheila

    January 23, 2010

  • Ken R.

    You can see a 3D aerial view of the scrap yard following this link. The images are probably a year or two old but it gives you an idea of what to expect and you can scout out potential parking in the area.

    http://tinyurl.com/yak3cb5

    January 22, 2010

  • Elton S.

    I think you'll do fine with any lens. I personally think the place lends itself to details rather than wide shots, but I have a bias towards that kind of thing. Last time I was there I think the only lens I used was my 90mm macro, but not just at macro like distances. There were plenty of shots at focusing distances any lens would handle. (I recommend a wide angle lens to get close to a foreground object, not to get a sweeping vista.)

    January 13, 2010

  • Ken R.

    Hi Frances, your results won't really be "better" or "worse", just different. Each type of lens provides different opportunities, different ways to see the environment. Sometimes it's run to take just one lens, maybe one you hardly use, and see what you can create with it. The reflector just helps toss some extra light into shadow areas or act as a "clean" background when placed behind something. Definitely not "required" though.

    January 12, 2010

  • Frances

    I do have a question and would like feedback: recommended equipment is "macro, wideangle, and reflectors". I am curious if our results will be as good without macro and reflectors.

    January 12, 2010

  • Candy F.

    I'd be interested in carpooling. I live a mile from the church where we meet each month.

    January 11, 2010

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