Well I hadn’t planned on it, but after running some errands this evening, I found myself driving near downtown Garland. Since it was nearing dark, on a whim, I decided to head over to my favorite marquee and try to get some shots of the Plaza Theatre with it all aglow.
I’m absolutely in love with that marquee. I can’t explain it. It’s just a kickback to the old days and it is fabulous! I remember the first time I happened upon it when I was out exploring my “new” hometown. When I saw it, I grabbed the first parking place I could find and spent an hour just wandering around that area and taking photos. That was back when the Holga was new and I was getting used to it, but I just adore the vignetted (is that a word?) shots I got of the marquee.
I’ve been meaning to take the Holga back out there at night with a tripod for ages, but today, I had neither Holga nor tripod handy. I did, however, have Samuel L, who proved, once again, what a BAMF he really is. It was dusk when I got there, and luckily the neon lights were already glowing! I wandered around and took a few shots around the square, let it get a bit darker, and then managed to handhold some shots of my marquee. I’m really happy with the way they turned out.
Just imagine how cool the Holga ones will be! I’ll get them, oh yes I will!