Groundhog Day at Marathon Village, Nashville

February 02, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

The window light was incredible for this portrait of Aaron

We were pleasantly surprised by a visit from our son!  Out of the blue he called yesterday and said he was heading up after work.  Good thing he left last night because he missed the snow this morning.  It’s not that he can’t drive in it, because he can.  But the rest of the city, well lets just say they are challenged by even a trace of the white stuff.  We thought we would wait for the roads to be cleared (of all the accidents) before we headed out.  So, about noon we took off for downtown.  After a quick stop at Dury’s we went to Marathon Village just a few miles away.  We’ve lived here for nearly 3 years, and this is the first time that we made it there.  We have tried a few times, but always seemed to get distracted.  Aaron and I thought it would be a great chance to shoot together again.  I love shooting with him, it never ceases to amaze me as I watch him photograph what I just walked by.  You should keep an eye on his work, it is getting better with every passing day.  He is enjoying his Fuji X-E1 camera and getting some killer images from it!  You can follow him on his blog.

It was kind of cold, so the first stop was for coffee.  We found Garage Coffee Company to be a friendly place with great java!  They actually roast their own beans and their house blend (named “Road Rage”) is very tasty.  They sell creative mugs and T’s with really catchy names.  It is well worth the stop!

Marlene and I enjoy watching the show “American Pickers” every now and then.  We naturally wanted to stop by the Nashville location of Antique Archaeology.  Like most places in Nashville, they had live music there.  It was great having music while you walked around looking at the vintage and reproduction items they have for sale.  I thought a sepia look might be right for this particular shot.  I love being able to make that decision on the fly, in camera and see if its really the right feeling for the situation.

Take a look at the sign on the ceiling, “No dancing in this Room”

I wish this were like the movie “Groundhog Day” because I really would like to do it again, and again.  I’m sure we will go back, it was a great day!

 

 


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