Monday, December 31, 2007

See You Next Year!!!

I had the opportunity to get out today for a few photographs. My oldest daughter was my cooperative model, and we had a fun time in downtown Baton Rouge. For those of you who aren't aware, there are many changes taking place downtown.

First of all, there is a project underway to refinish the iron fencing that surrounds the old state capitol building. Section by section it is being taken down, stripped, and powdercoated. The new finish is nearly black as opposed to the old light grey finish and shows really well as a backdrop in photographs. It is tough going to do portraits in that area at the moment due to all of the construction equipment, but we were able to manage a few.

The second big change downtown has taken place at the old train station at the Arts and Science Museum. There has been an antiquated train on display there for an eternity, but sadly no more. The passenger cars and dining car have been sold and moved to new homes. I am unsure as to the fate of the old engine, For now the engine still rests silently in downtown Baton Rouge. We decided to take a few photos with the old engine just in case it too is gone the next time we visit downtown. It sure looks empty outside the old train station!!

1 comment:

lynne said...

Your daughter is such a fantastic model, and your lighting is stellar. I like the variety of looks, and the grittiness of the train setting. Awesome set!