Thursday, March 10, 2005

Ft. Negley... Found

"Old Stone Wall" by Wes Aldridge

I find this very interesting. I have lived in Nashville for about six years now, and this is the first time I have ever seen this before.

This old stone wall is the entrance way to Fort Negley, an old civil war fort that stands in ruins close to the Nashville Sounds baseball stadium near downtown. I have been to many "Thirsty Thursdays" at the Sounds games and I drive by this location on a regular basis because it is so close to my house. It really blew me away when I noticed it, just out of the clear blue.

Forget the technical side of this shot because nothing special is going on. The value that lies in this is it is a "find." I have passed by it so many times, tucked close to the woods and away from the road, and never even noticed it. Now, I have seen it (and I do believe it is prime location for future photo shoots). I think it pretty much told me to always keep my eyes open and look at things in a different and new way. Everything is an adventure to look through with the viewfinder of a camera, even something you have seen many, many times before.