Old Car City Shoot…Part 1
This week, we say good-bye to my sister Shelley who passed away. She lived a full but short life. She leaves behind many friends and loving family. She was older than me by 2 years but we were the youngest 2 of the four kids int he family. We did a lot together as kids and she was always a big supporter of me in everything I did.
I wasn’t able to attend the visitation for her on Saturday due to travel constraints. I had an urge to go out shooting as a creative vent for my feelings and emotions. I wanted to go to Old Car City in Georgia, a three hour drive. Weather reports the night before were not looking good. A friend recommended I not go, the place might not even be open. I debated it the night before, but I set my alarm for 4:30am to make it there by opening time. When the alarm went off, the first thing I did was looked at the weather. The rain prediction for the area was 90%. The radar showed blanket of storms from Nashville to Atlanta. I decided to go anyway. Why? Who knows, but I needed to go somewhere.
As I was driving through storms along the route, I considered detouring to Birmingham to go shoot. The rain would be through there by time I got there and I could definitely find some places to shoot. I did notice that it looked like the front was starting to split near my planned destination. Was I interpreting the maps right or was I just trying to convince myself that staying my course was the right decision? Doesn’t matter, I ignored the signs for Birmingham as I neared Chattanooga. I was determined to make it to Old Car City and shoot.
I arrived a few minutes before 9 and the rain had cleared and no storms were approaching. I can only guess that I had someone looking out for me that morning!
As I was shooting, I came across a truck that had different colored panels. I was drawn to the lines and color differences and began to shoot it. When I looked into the view finder, I saw a cross, Shelley’s Cross.
Here is part 1 of my images from that morning. I hope you enjoy!