Thursday, August 12, 2010

Photography Adventure with Jill

So yesterday Jill was on facebook and was all like "I gotta go get pictures of these floods!" so I was all, "well if you're downtown stop on by." and then she's all, "do you want to go?" and I'm all "yeah!" and then we were all, okay, I'm done with that. We had a photography adventure and it was great.

Unlike the very talented Jill, I'm not a photographer. I like taking pictures and everything, but mostly I just see odd things and take their picture. I don't know anything about cameras or what makes a good composition. That's Jill's job. I was along for the adventure.
Our first stop was a stinky one. It's also super hot here in Iowa. Gross hot. The kind that makes me perpetually annoyed. The hot also made our lens fog up.
All clear.

This is destruction log. 
There's Jill not trespassing or breaking any rules at all. I don't know what kind of girl you take her for that you think she'd see a rule and just break it. How dare you!

I'll let you in on a little secret that's not at all a secret. I was taking this and I was thinking, "look how artsy and fancy I am!" My internal dialogue would horrify people. I'm ridiculous. 
Found more flood!
This is some determined grass I spotted. 
Flood and sunset.
This is when things got weird. There were these people standing in the parking lot of an abandoned hotel conducting an interview. We drove by and they didn't even look at us! They just kept on with this weird interview. The conclusion we came to on facebook:
Added yesterday ·  · 

    • Jill Sneed Brown Creepy. I wish we would have had spy equipment so we could have heard that they were talking about!!
      19 hours ago ·  · 

    • Kasey Baker What if this was their first day and he was just an ultra weirdo and this is what they did?
      Or maybe he's asking her about how much fun it is to wear shirts with busy patterns.
      19 hours ago ·  · 

    • Jill Sneed Brown Maybe he's a reporter doing a top secret interview about some underground shirt bandits who steal all your shirts and replace them with crazy busy pattern ones.
      19 hours ago ·  · 

    • Kasey Baker Case closed.
      19 hours ago ·  · 

I tried to will the door open by whispering to it to be unlocked. It wasn't. 
You can see the paint falling off the ceiling in a big layer. 

I am obsessed with abandoned places. Every time I see one along the road I just want to go inside sooo badly! Let me go inside!
And here is a photograph of a garbage bag sneaking into the window of another hotel room. What a pervert!

Thanks for the photo adventure, Jill! I had a blast!


Leigh said...

Kasey, Im the same way about old abandon houses. I love the mystery. I find comfort in knowing Im not the only one... my husband thinks this tendency of mine is slightly creepy... Ill have to show him your blog as proof that I'm the one thats perfectly normal. ;)

JenB37 said...

I love abandoned places too!! I love the creepy mysteriousness of them. "Why are you sitting there empty?! Where did your people go?" When I was a kid my dad would just pull over and let us run around in abandoned buildings when we were on trips. There's some quality parenting. "Hey kids! That place isn't safe enough for human habitation, but you run in there and have a good time." Tetnus risks aside, it was pretty freakin' cool.

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