Hey william,welcome.Check out sloss furnaces if you have not already.I traveled there with a fellow apuger from georgia and we had a great time and got some good pics.A lot of fine art type photo possibilities there.My folks live in huntsville/new market area so i venture over to al every couple of months.I want to go back to the furnaces again as i missed taking pictures of so much cool stuff.They have a website just google the name,they are tripod friendly.