I think I'm about a week into it and I've got 5 images I may use so far. I plopped them into the Booksmart template and will leave them there until I have more photos and decide for sure.

Here's the theme that's sort of emerging: things with cobwebs and crumbled things (not food, but statues and not necessarily ancient ruins either, just things that were whole and now aren't).

So far, I've mostly taken photos in my neighborhood. I've read about the abandoned hospital or dentist office in Alameda that was creepy and potentially haunted but also burned down last year.

If anyone has any suggestions for places near Alameda and Oakland for me to photograph, let me know. And I'll be in New York near New Windsor, Pomona and Nyack for four days in July so if you happen to know any places near there, it might be hard for me to get around but if there's a must-see thing, I'll find a way. I don't remember any abandoned places near Nyack but I grew up near there a very long time ago and I'm sure it's changed a lot.

From: [identity profile] worthyadvisor.livejournal.com


The area in alameda where the navy base was has a lot ofabandoned buildings: old barracks, a school, etc...

ETA: It's the area near where Bladium is, which is that road that you can take right before the webster tunnel (past the College of Alameda). Jill lives down that way actually (Alameda rents out the houses that the higher ups had), and I found driving through it rather creepy, actually...especially the school...
Edited Date: 2010-06-30 09:10 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] nisaa.livejournal.com


Thanks! I'm definitely planning on checking that area out!

From: [identity profile] nisaa.livejournal.com


I went today and had fun shooting photos but I couldn't find the school. Maybe you can show me where it is sometime?

From: [identity profile] lanome.livejournal.com


Related to your photography, a work friend of mine really liked your Pennsic photos.

From: [identity profile] nisaa.livejournal.com


Thank you! Next year this SoFoBoMo project should fall within the dates of Pennsic - it gets moved up a month every year. I'm SO looking forward to it!!

From: [identity profile] danea.livejournal.com


There's always Mountain View Cemetery, of course, for the classic crumbled statues and gravestones, but I know that can be somewhat cliche. I'll keep an eye out for the next week or two and let you know if I see anything that might fit.

From: [identity profile] nisaa.livejournal.com


Oooh! But I love cemeteries and have only been there once I think.

From: [identity profile] rosrua.livejournal.com


Sounds awesome - i shall look forward to seeing the finished book!

I have some for mine... not sure on the theme yet... so far its things that catch my eye... like stoping evey now and then as we went for a bike ride to take photos of the flowers and cool views...the things i pass and think 'oh i should take a photo of that sometime' well... now im making myself stop and do that :p
( also its all done with my point and shoot trough the viewfinder of my holga :p )
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