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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:58 am    Post subject: The places you go as a photographer... Reply with quote

Brooks and I had a little talk about the interesting places we have been while being a photographer. Sometimes we get to have some cool experiences that others don't.

Here are a couple places I've been that the average Joe/Jane doesnt get to see. unless they work there!

Recently I did a shoot at the Port of Miami where we could pretty much do what we needed and go where ever as long as we didn;t get run over by a truck or squished by a cargo container.

And once a about 15 years ago I did a shot from the roof of the "Renaissance Center" aka GM HQ in Detroit, 727 feet up with a 6 inch tall "railing", well actually some thing they hook stuff to. And no adult supervision!

Anybody else have fun or exotic or dangerous location stories?
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I shot this portrait of Kirk Douglas in his backyard in Beverly Hills. That was cool enough, but on the side of his house he has a mini "Chinese Theater" where his close friends had signed and pressed their hand and foot prints into cement. It had Frank Sinatra, and all the other old timers you would expect. I wish I would have taken a picture of it.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's nice portrait and a bit of info that nobody ever mentioned before. Who knew, his own mini Grauman's Chinese Theater. Way cool
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:15 pm    Post subject: The Most Unusual Place Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow.. That's an awesome one, Richard! Reminds me of when I was an assistant and shot underground when they were building the Metrolink here in L.A.

It also reminded me of this... While shooting at JBL, I told them I want to check out their anechoic chambers...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anechoic_chamber

Here are two of them.




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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:46 am    Post subject: Re: The Most Unusual Place Reply with quote

Richard R. Barron wrote:
As a photojournalist, I've been in lots of weird places, but as I though about it, I think this was the weirdest: inside the 1000-yard-long cement kiln at the local cement plant. It was down for routine maintenance, during which they strip out the pre-cement residue, called clinker, cut off the giant chains in the tube, and completely rebrick the inside. Here are before and after photos of that process...
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..now I'm not afraid of high places, big dogs or red-headed women but a 1000 yard tunnel would freak me out a little bit. Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not afraid of heights Mike ? Hmm, let me introduce you to my friend Billi.



I get to ride him up to the top of this cluster of steel. Notice him out there at the top left.



You just hang on to Billi, nothing keeping you there but your grip. Gets interesting when the crane swings around after your ride 10 stories up from the ocean and the wind happens to blow at the same time.



It's a thrill every time. Once I'm on the rig it's just another shoot. But yeah, it's a pretty interesting place I'd never have known in another profession.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

now that looks like fun....! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: The Most Unusual Place Reply with quote

Mike wrote:


..now I'm not afraid of high places, big dogs or red-headed women but a 1000 yard tunnel would freak me out a little bit. Shocked


Think of it as a long, doorless hall that slopes down about 5 degrees.
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Mike wrote:
now that looks like fun....! Shocked


I second that!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been to rwanda, buenos Aires, and france for travel gigs. Locally I've been on the roofs of lots of building in chicago, super fund clean up sites, operating rooms, labs, oh and mohamed ali's house.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to Havana a few years ago for a magazine story. I'd like to go back before Raul/Fidel kick the bucket and it becomes Starbuck, Hard Rock Cafe and Verizonized.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get to go to a frozen lake in Wisconsin this week. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ice fishing? Bring back some hot dish....
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Several years ago I went to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, on the far east coast of Russia, for a shoot.
We flew off in a helicopter that was about twice my age, while seeing the wreckages of crashed helicopters lying all over the "airport"

That was one fun ride....
( the view afterwards of the landscape was definately worth it though...)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photography is a passion for many people and many photography loves to go for a photography in a different places.Nature photography is a very popular and interesting in which many photographer are interested.
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