Abandoned places can be a sore sight to most people; however, for those who enjoy photography, they are beautiful places full of untapped potential. My friend had suggested last week, we would go out to the abandoned (Roosevelt) POTUS 1 and (Bush) POTUS 2 train carts and explore it. It took us a while to get there, but we found it. It's between 2339-2391 NW 72 Ave, Miami, FL . - almost across the street from the post office.
Last year, Sean McCaughan from Curbed, wrote a good piece explaining the history and why it was there.
Either way, I went there not having much expectation of the place. It has been there a while, and I figured as long as I was there with friends, it should be fun.
And it was.
If you go there, make sure you have a wide lens and a tripod. The lighting can be tricky and using a long exposure would be great.
I lend out my Sony 16mm and Ultra Wide adapter a few months ago to a friend, and I'm reaching more and more for it, but I can't find it. Instead, I used the Sony 28-70mm f/3.5 lens. It's not ideal for low light situations. I did; however, play with the ISO levels to try to get the most out of it. I also used LightRoom to help.
The lenses I used for this trip were:
1. Sony SEL2870
2. Sony Zeiss 35mm f/2.8
3. Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8
4. Tokina 90mm f/2.5 Lens with Macro Adapter
I really liked this place. It would have been great if I had a model. A ballet dancer in the middle of this in a dance pose would have been great. It is really an ideal place for sensitive beauty to meet raw natural decay.