Lightroom Mobile and the Shipyard at Dakota Creek — Day 1
I'm on vacation this week, out photographing with my friend Joe Lipka. This is our 31st year photographing together for a week in the fall — but only the second time I've attempted to blog about the experience while having it. For the next few days, we'll be photographing in the shipyard at Dakota Creek Industries across the street from our old LensWork office. I've been photographing in the shipyard off and on for years, but this is the first time back there since 2014. Great to find myself again in familiar and amazingly photogenic turf.
I thought I'd share a few images and thoughts, this time about Lightroom Mobile and Lightroom Web. There are plenty of "how to" videos on YouTube, so I won't go into the methods of using the technologies. Instead, let me simply point out the immediacy of the workflow — photographing, uploading images to the Adobe Cloud using Lightroom Web, which then sync back to Lightroom Desktop. Post processing on my Android tablet; making and sequencing in a synced collection. I remember the old days when it used to take me months just to develop the film!
I've done an initial survey of the Day 1 limages, a little initial processing, made a collection, and am sharing it via Lightroom shared collection folder. https://adobe.ly/2gvN5b3
I started at the paint booths. Here are snapshots of the location, just for contextual reference.
Then we found some large brass propellers that were staged to be installed on one of the Washington State Ferries. Again, here is a "context" snapshot of the location.
Most of you are probably familiar with my approach that leans heavily toward project-oriented photography and away from "greatest hits" shots. And then there is the associated philosophy of just "gathering assets" in the field for future, as yet unknown projects. I'm doing that here, too — just shooting what strikes my eye. I've reviewed the initial captures from Day 1 and played around with a couple dozen images just to get a feel for what I might have. Here is the Lightroom Mobile "shared collection" of those images you can view in your browser (and comment on if you login with your Adobe ID) from the paint booths, the propellers, and a few other locations. Heavily leaning toward industrial abstracts — a genre of work that is a personal favorite of mine. I'll post more tomorrow.