We spent a good chunk of the holiday at Blenheim Vineyards outside of Charlottesville, enjoying the weather and scenery before the thunderstorm rolled in.
I can’t get enough of classic car shows. Shot a roll of film but it still needs to be developed and scanned. Until then, here is what I shot on my digital camera.
I went to Richmond for a work trip last week, which gave me a chance to photograph one of my favorite buildings in the city, and possibly in the entire state—the Model Tobacco Building.
A little background, via Wikipedia.
Built from 1938-40, the Art Deco style Model Tobacco Building is the primary six-story building of a six building collection of buildings comprising a former tobacco factory. Located at 1100 Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. Route 1), in Richmond, Virginia, the building was designed by the Chicago architecture firm of Schmidt, Garden and Erikson and is known for the 9' tall Moderne MODEL TOBACCO letters which dominate the north end of the building.
I went through this period a while back of trying to photograph cars in slightly more interesting ways than usual, emphasizing particular elements versus the entire object. These are the three that came out halfway decent.
I did a couple things recently. First, I bought a (new-to-me) Ricoh GR II since they are much cheaper with the recent release of the Ricoh GR III. Second, I went to Seattle to moderate a panel and do a public interview. It was good fun. While I was there I did a little walking around and took a few snaps with the Ricoh. (I also shot a roll of film but that won’t be developed for some time). There were a lot of photos, but these were the only ones that spoke to me. Let me know what you think.