CREEPY. CREEPY. HOUSE.
Valorie and I headed out together for some night shooting. She picked this location and we, both, excitedly headed out with expectations and ideas.
Upon arriving at the sight, my heavy duty spotlight did not hold a charge, so we couldn't "survey" the scene like we wanted, so loaded up gear, turned on flashlights and started walking through the chest high wheat field.
Quickly, we both got the heebie-jeebies.
This is the second abandoned farm house I've shot at and both make the hair on my arms stand up, but this one much more so than the other.
We took a quick tour through the house, testing our steps, hoping the floor would hold, then did some shots around the outside of the house and then moved back inside.
At this point, I must give truck loads of credit to Valorie for being
the bravest girl I know. We did a few test shots inside the house
together to figure out light levels and wow- when we turned off the
flashlights, the place just got so creepy. --BUT- for this shot,
Valorie had to stay in the house- while I went out in the field to
So, she stayed in the house, ALONE, IN THE DARK, at this place!
Like I said, truck loads of credit to her. Saying she took it for the team doesn't begin to explain things.
So, we shot into the night with plans of camping nearby, but she was so on edge with her heart thumping from the house experience that she cancelled camping and decided we were heading back to sleep in our safe bed! I understood :-)
It was really an amazing adventure and we both came away with some great images. She took some interest in shooting some of her own and I had a great time watching her take wonderfully to the night time shooting.
We've got some more projects coming down the line that may really grab your interest. But for now, we'll be on the couch catching up on sleep :-)
Thanks for the visit-