Tuesday, March 29, 2005

On Assignment: Licking County, Ohio-Day One

"Town Square" by Wes Aldridge

Wow. What a day. Let's recap it.

Started off the morning with a shoot out at a park in Brentwood, Tennessee. Then, came back to the office and edited through about 200 photos from my last shoot a few days ago in Lancaster, Ohio. After the editing, processed out the photos, built a database and wrote cutlines for them. Then chose cover options for the magazine and processed and converted them to CMYK TIFF files. Stored all the shots on the Epro server and it was finished.

Normally, that takes a bit of time to do. I can't believe I got it finished today, that was around 3:30 p.m. I checked the weather for the location of my next shoot coming up this week and it called for sunshine for the next two days. Well, that made decision simple on when I needed to leave on my shoot... and that was tonight. So, I booked a flight at 4:30 p.m., reserved my rental car and arranged my hotel stay at the Hampton Inn. I dashed home threw a couple of clean shirts and boxer shorts in my suitcase and I was out of my house in less than ten minutes. Then, off to the airport in rush hour and the rest is history.

Now, I am finally sitting in my hotel in a little place called Licking County, Ohio.

I was amazed that everything came together like it did. It was virtually impossible and it still happened. ABJ, thanks for everything you did today. You are awesome, and we both know that I needed more help than I could provide for myself. Thanks for sending a few up for me.