I got back from our quarry shoot mid day on Saturday. At first glance I'd say that I am pleased with the results. We had nice weather to shoot in, and the Salinas valley is beautiful. We also managed to squeeze in some personal shooting in Monterey and San Francisco.
Erik and I arrived in SFO at 11:00 am on Wednesday, we had a short 2 1/2 hour drive south to the Salinas valley where the quarry was located. We had a bit of a scare regarding Erik's ID (Drivers License), during the flight he was unable to locate where he put it. He didn't remember putting it back into his wallet and he searched and searched for it, checking each pocket several times. At some point, I suggested looking in his shoes. Now a days, we all have to remove our shoes and perhaps his ID ended up there? Sure enough, there it was in the right shoe!
I was warned before leaving on this job that the quarry was small and not all that interesting. I actually found the quarry nice, small, clean and compact.
We arrived at around 2 pm, put our steel toed boots and other safety gear before driving into the quarry. One thing which we forgot to take with us into the quarry was the Canon G9, which we use to film our videos. Needless to say, we have no video from our first day shooting. We made sure to have it available the following morning for sunrise though.
Here are some of the images shot the first day, The video of the following mornings photography will be posted very soon. DT