Happy Monday! It’s time to take a look at another one of our members and his work. Meet Robert Woody—the image you see above is his. Keep reading to get the story behind the photo.
1.) Can you tell us a little bit about your photo?
This image was taken in DeLeon Springs, FL. I call it “Forgotten”. It’s an orange packing plant that was established in 1882 and met it’s demise in 1983 after the historic freeze wiped out the orange trees. It’s currently on The Florida Trust for Historic Preservations Most Endangered Historic Sites. A friend of mine pointed it out to me, so I planned the visit based on Google Earth photos and was surprised when we arrived that the weeds were nearly 5 ft tall in areas which made a photo nearly impossible. We had taken my wife’s small car, so my only option was to set up on top. I put my tripod on the roof and I stood inside the window to reach the camera. My wife was not impressed.
2.) What gear/software did you use to create this image?
I used a Nikon D750 with a Nikon 18-35mm lens shot at f22 for .8 sec. I used PS to adjust the levels in post as I metered for the sky and dropped it back a couple of stops to keep the detail I wanted.
3.) What do you like to photograph?
I love old buildings and this shot was taken while waiting for the sun to set more. Just happened that the clouds and sun set themselves up this way.
4.) Were you inspired by a KelbyOne class or instructor to create this image? If so, which class or instructor inspired you?
I have to say that Moose Peterson has been my biggest inspiration as I love vintage aircraft and I also have taken inspiration from Tim Wallace and Dave Black.
5.) What’s your favorite class on KelbyOne and why?
I can’t really say that I have a favorite class, but found my photography has improved ten fold since joining K1. I have watched everything from flash with Scott Kelby to Kaylee Greer and her pet photography to Tamara Lackey for portraits. I think that you can gather invaluable information for anything you do by watching the different courses. I’m watching all the PS courses now.
Check out more work by Robert Woody, visit his website!