Saturday, September 25, 2010
An Evening at Oak Hill
Stuart has some great volunteers that don period costumes. I liked this lady vanishing off down the lane.
Thursday evening I carefully packed the camera, the 300 mm lens, the @%$# tripod etc. for a much anticipated evening at Oak Hill Cemetery for the "Shoot the Moon" event. Historian Stuart Oates planned this great event. Oak Hill is Birmingham's oldest city cemetery and overlooks downtown Birmingham. I've been several times but not at night. I had former students and photography friends meeting me there, and I was very excited. Daughter Melissa and Eva tagged along and we got there around 5:30 so I could find the best spot. I got this shot and then............"replace battery pack". I had just changed it yesterday but ......well......sometimes that happens. I didn't get any moon shots, but I had a great time scoping out good views and angles for my friends. (it fulfilled my need to be bossy). I'm hoping some of them will share their work and be my guest photographers. Lesson learned for the teacher.