Last month I went to Petersburg, VA and met up with two wonderful photographers: Lisa McFarland https://www.ok2buimages.com and Felicia A. Epps https://www.feliciaaeppsphotography.com. We had decided to do a photo walk around the Petersburg Old Town Historic District. Years ago, as I was visiting family, we drove around this part of Petersburg. I have always been fascinated of that part of the city.
Through some research I found out that Petersburg is one of the oldest cities in Virginia. It goes back as far as 1750. This district that has over 170 buildings, have architectures between the 18th through 20th century. I found so much fascination: historical homes, the Grace Episcopal Church sign that represents the church that once stood, or a church that’s closed and fenced to keep passerby’s safe and the only thing left is the Church Office sign, the beautiful artwork on the sidewalks, benches that were made from old truck gates, Peter Jones Trading Station, and Lt. Col Howard Baugh, Tuskegee Airman (born in Petersburg) park. There’s so much you can see whereas you can take sections at a time to walk around and enjoy.
This day for us was a good day. It was nice, cloudy and a few sprinkles of rain which made photography all the more fun. Thanks again to Lisa and Felicia…hopefully we can meet up for another photo walk in the future. Manassas isn’t as exciting as Petersburg but I believe the three of us we can be creative and capture some awesome images.
Camera a gear used: Fujifilm X-Pro2 and XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS lens. I chose this zoom lens because I really wasn’t for sure how close I was able to get to some of the places I wanted to photograph. The lens paid off. There were some places that we weren’t walking close to but I was still able to capture it.