Wow! No other way to describe it. This past Friday, I took the day off and drove to Atlanta for the 21+ convention known as "FroliCon". Armed with the invitation to discuss the in's and out's of abandoned site photography, I wrote what turned into a 2 1/2 page outline of the why's, how's, where's and so forth relating to site research, exploration, legalities, safety and more. When I got to the event, I had the pleasure of meeting up with photognome (my co-host) and with many other great folks from the abandoned places community.
We had about 20 people attend the presentation and it lasted the full hour and thirty minutes. Lots of good Q&A, lots of good images shown and more importantly, it was fun. Color me surprised and honored, but thank you to all the folks who came up to me after the panel and offered thanks and compliments. For all my personality, I do tend to be a modest person about my skills or activities like this kind of stuff.
I'm already planning for a meet and shoot with da'Gnome and possibly with others. I need to get into the field and shoot more around the region.