This cooling tower fan was found behind an abandoned building in the Lubbock Arts District during the Kelby 2018 Photowalk. Check out the variety of photos found by participants of the walk in the Lubbock Camera Club Forum on facebook, and keep this event in mind for next year. Lots of fun, and certainly lots of opportunities to expand your photography skills.
During one of our Lubbock Camera Club meetings, I had the privilege to speak to several small groups on landscape photography,
I remember saying something about learning how important it is to save some images so you can work on them in the future as skills develop. A couple of days later, I find this image that once frustrated me when it came to processing so I sat down to work on it, and everything seemed to flow toward a finished print. Right now, I have to give myself a pat on the back for following my own advice - even if it's likely the only time I'll ever listen.
It was summertime when I first visited this location hoping to begin a series of prints showing this twisted tree in different seasons. My first thoughts on that visit (with the temperature hovering in triple digits) were about how much this twisted tree must have been through over the decades. On this visit, the thermometer barely made it to 15, and a rare frost had coated the tree. Unfortunately, my plans for a series ended when someone leveled this site for no apparent reason. Decades of survival wiped out in a few moments by a bulldozer - in the name of progress?