My husband and I attended a wonderful photography workshop at you can be his friend on Facebook), goats and chickens.
The exhibits, on display in a series of farm buildings, represent various stages of farm life. Many displays show a succession of tools used for the same job. Each was an improvement over its predecessor. There’s also an old sawmill nearby. The mill is operated on special occasions, such as the Chippokes Steam and Gas Engine Festival which is coming up May 30 and 31, 2009. The museum and the sawmill connect by an 1800-foot forestry interpretive trail that offers a spectacular view of one of the plantation’s ravines.
Those of us in the class spent more than an hour touring the museum exhibits and trying to capture unique photos. Often the challenge was trying to focus the camera on just one object. At the end of the afternoon we turned all of our digital files into the instructor and the Chippokes Plantation State Park Manager, Daniel White who is also an amateur photographer and was helping with the workshop.
On Sunday we returned to the park to view selected photos and to hear a critique of our work. The Workshop was fantastic, you can judge for yourself as the pictures here were some of mine.