Twice a year, I participate in a "shootout" of sorts with a group of photographers from various parts of the country. In the spring, we normally gather in northern Alabama, and in the fall, it is a more westerly location (last year was the Mississippi Delta Blues Country in Clarksdale, MS). This spring started on Friday morning in Birmingham, Alabama at the historic Sloss Furnaces. This was a super cool location with gigantic furnaces, and tons of metal "props". After leaving the Birmingham, we headed on up to our main location in the Decatur/Madison/Huntsville, Alabama area. If you've never been in this part of the country, you should visit sometime. It's in the lower foothills of the mountains, and there are little streams, and caves, and all kinds of neat stuff to see all over the place. We had a few very dedicated models working with us for different looks, as well as just shooting the gorgeous scenery.