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glbeas
03-08-2008, 11:12 AM
My wife and I have been discussing returning to the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham next Saturday, the 15th, to try and improve on our last venture there. Anybody interested in making it a group venture? A stop at the Golden Rule barbeque house in not out of the question.

rkmiec
03-09-2008, 12:06 PM
when you go,what cameras do you take,do they allow tripods and can you wander freely.looks interesting.

glbeas
03-09-2008, 02:14 PM
Yes they do allow self guided tours and common sense use of tripods and cameras. It looks like they will be having an iron and bronze casting class that day too so there may be some interesting sights if we are allowed to peer over thier shoulders.

http://www.slossfurnaces.com/media/html/home/sloss_story.php

JeffD
03-10-2008, 06:16 AM
Yes they do allow self guided tours and common sense use of tripods and cameras. It looks like they will be having an iron and bronze casting class that day too so there may be some interesting sights if we are allowed to peer over thier shoulders.

http://www.slossfurnaces.com/media/html/home/sloss_story.php


Gary, I'd like to go! Let me know any details!

glbeas
03-10-2008, 06:03 PM
My wife just informed me that my grandbabies birthday party had been changed to Saturday so the trip to Sloss will have to be on Sunday.

JeffD
03-10-2008, 11:13 PM
My wife just informed me that my grandbabies birthday party had been changed to Saturday so the trip to Sloss will have to be on Sunday.

That can work for me. Anyone else going? You leaving Sunday a.m., or going over Saturday night?

Hope some other people decide to go if they read this. From what I understand, this is an interesting place to photograph.

glbeas
03-11-2008, 05:33 PM
That can work for me. Anyone else going? You leaving Sunday a.m., or going over Saturday night?

Hope some other people decide to go if they read this. From what I understand, this is an interesting place to photograph.

Haven't made the decide yet. It might be Saturday night as we'll be 70 miles closer to B'ham while at my sons place in Carrollton.

rkmiec
03-11-2008, 07:31 PM
gary do you sign the photographic release when you go,what do you say is the purpose and do they charge you as an artist.seems as a tourist you can shoot for free and even as an independent but they may want compensation if an image is to be sold?

glbeas
03-11-2008, 07:42 PM
Really don't know anything about that, never stopped in the office to see about it. I just walked in and shot pictures.

JeffD
03-11-2008, 10:16 PM
I'll put "tourist" on the form. If they look at my past work, they'd never believe "artist"!

ScottH
03-13-2008, 11:33 AM
If we're talking about Sunday the 16th I may be able to make it. Gary, what's the drive time from our neck of the woods? Any particular time we'd plan to meet up?

glbeas
03-13-2008, 03:36 PM
I'd say its about a three hour trip. I'm beginning to think with the gas prices going up it will be a good idea to carpool out there. As far as leave time the earlier the better. We need a consensus on the exact time.

markbb
03-13-2008, 05:21 PM
Sloss furnaces in Birmingham? f I get a train to New Street, where would I go from there?

rkmiec
03-13-2008, 05:25 PM
the closest airport and book a flight to alabama in the u.s.,shouldnt be to much money with the declining dollar.... :)

markbb
03-13-2008, 05:30 PM
Ah, I see. This is the smaller Birmingham in the USA.
I'd love to come over, but I think I will wait until I will be treated as a guest, not a criminal.

I hope you guys have fun.

rkmiec
03-13-2008, 05:54 PM
ok gary i am officially in.i am in athens ga so i will need to know what time to meet you guys if we will carpool,if needed i can drive myself and another in my truck,i would prefer to carpool with someone as my truck is a hog.also is it better to take ga 140/holcomb bridge rd to roswell (from I-85)or take the exit from 285 to the roswell area???i will need an hour to get there so give me an exact time to arrive and a pm of your address if we are meeting there.thanks for organizing this.

glbeas
03-13-2008, 07:03 PM
Ah, I see. This is the smaller Birmingham in the USA.
I'd love to come over, but I think I will wait until I will be treated as a guest, not a criminal.

I hope you guys have fun.

Yes much smaller and not near as old. I'd love to go see your Birmingham.
If you manage to get over here you can be my guest.

glbeas
03-13-2008, 07:04 PM
A little research tells me that Sloss does not open till noon on Sunday so make your plans accordingly. If you want we can try meeting at the Golden Rule barbeque at the Irondale exit a little before noon for lunch, it's good stuff. Looks like my wife and I might be in Carrollton Saturday night and will leave from there rather than loop to Roswell and back another 140 miles.

glbeas
03-15-2008, 10:04 AM
We'll be leaving soon for Carrollton, call my cell if you have any updates. Golden Rule is here: http://www.goldenrulebbq.com/locations/irondale/

glbeas
03-15-2008, 11:23 AM
We'll try to be at the Golden Rule by 11-11:30 Alabama time. I don't think they'll be open much sooner than that.