OUR LAST STOP (SAVANNAH, GA)

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Savannah Georgia was just a quick stop along the way to break up our 17 hour drive back to Cedarville from Del Ray.  We had heard a lot of cool things about it and being that we were passing through a little after dinner time, we thought it would be worth checking out.  And it was! I think most of the guys would agree that we shied we could have spent more time there.  The town had a very old and historic feel to it with no building over 7 stories tall and the brick and cobblestone roads.  We also happened to land there on a very lively evening.  Right before we got there, the town had just finished up their Shamrock 5k so everyone was out donned in their crazy green clothes and out having a good time.  Everywhere we went was packed. One thing we loved was how open and airy everything was too.  There was live music being played out in the streets, people eating outside, and rooftop patio bars that people could look out onto the street from. One place we loved was the candy shop right next to our pizza place.  It felt like we were in Willy Wonkas chocolate factory.  They were making taffy right in front of us and we saw this whole system of how the taffy got made and transported to its place in the store using conveyor belts.  We also got a lot of free samples there.  We ended up eating at Vinnie Van GoGo’s pizza place. This was one of the coolest restraints I had been to.  It was one of those places that you could barely move in once you were inside because it was so tight.  They were tossing pizza dough and making the pizzas right in front of everyone.  I regrettably didn’t end up getting any good pictures in there because it was so tight and there was hardly any light in the place so you’ll just have to believe me that it was a pretty sweet place! Its something that you would more have to experience anyway because of the whole atmosphere of the town and its location.  After our pizza we walked around the town much, and since I was sick of carrying around my 30lb. camera bag, I just brought my camera with the 28-75 mm lens.  I completely forgot to even grab my tripod which is accessory number 1 when shooting at night.  So I had to really push the limits of my new cameras ISO and use makeshift tripods such as railings and stone pillars.  We were also kind of rushed so I wasn’t able to set up some shots that i wanted, but it is definitely a place I would like to return to someday to capture more of the old town feel!  Quite a contrast from Miami just a few nights ago.  After our brief visit in Savannah, we continued our drive all the way back north up to Ohio which took about 11 more hours.  We arrived at about 10 am, and we had lost about 45 degrees from what we had in Florida 😦 It was a great relaxing vacation though, and I am glad I rush ordered my D600 so that I had it for this break! There were a lot of great opportunities to use the extra power of it during the week.  I hope you enjoyed seeing some shots of our trip throughout the week!  Thanks for following along 🙂

ImageThese were shot with my Nikon D600 with my 28-75mm f/2.8.  As I mentioned earlier, I forgot my tripod, so I was shooting at 1600-3200 for most of these. And look at how little noise there is! Very happy with my new camera.

 

-ZAM

 

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