Truck Graveyard, Columbia, VA
Our November Photo Club Trip on November 5, 2016, was to Columbia, VA, to photograph at the Truck Graveyard. Although that sounded kind of cool to me, it turned out to be way better than I expected!
The drive was about 3.5 hours with a lunch break and some small detours thrown in. The weather was lovely and there was some pretty scenery on the drive up, including remaining areas of colorful foliage.
Twelve club members joined in this trip. We were appreciative of the owner allowing us to roam the grounds. There were a few rules, such as being allowed to open any doors or hoods that opened easily, as long as we closed them when we were done, and, of course, respect the property.
There were many makes and models of trucks, tractors, farm machinery and fire trucks in various states of rust, decay, and peeling paint. Many had plants growing in, through, and over them, and there were hood ornaments, cracked windows, and nameplates that provided tons of details to see and photograph.
I was pretty tired after about 3 hours of photography in the graveyard, then taking sunset photos of the farm across the street. I was more than ready for our dinner at the Bella Sicilia restaurant in Goochland, VA. A nice waitress and yummy food made it a good dinner choice for the eight club members that joined this part of the trip. Thanks to Lynn Thomas for the group photo from dinner.
The long drive each way was well worth it – some of us discussed doing this trip again next year, maybe, for those that missed out this time.