Where is this? I have been to WV a few times and I have done some shooting there but this is a fantastic shot and surreal. Although I do not think I would trust that bridge. Also seeing this wants me to go shoot at the old abandoned paper mill and shipyard.
I can agree with that sentiment. I enjoy shooting old cemeteries for a very similar reason or old abandoned buildings. There is a sort of Somberness to them. Hope your photography has been brought you much enjoyment. Are you still doing the taxidermy to?
The only reason I take photography is because I enjoy it. I haven't put anything on a form since I finished a squirrel last year, and that's the only form I've worked with, but I quite enjoyed it and my brother got a beautiful red fox in his traps last year which he wants to put on a form, we already ordered the form and I'll help him work on it whenever he's ready to. He's not as interested in taxidermy, so I might just do the whole fox myself. I've been helping my father skin out coyote hides; not many people know how to skin animals very well, even the people who hunt them, so they hand them off to my father and I to skin out. I really enjoy skinning. I need to practice skinning the tail though, I always break the tip of the tail off. Other than that, I can skin out complete paws and faces with ease, everything else is basic. And of course, I'll always collect preserved organs and skulls.
Photography is always best when it is done for enjoyment. You have a great eye with what you shoot. As for skinning an animal best I can do is assist my brother in-law hang an elk. I do not think I could skin one well enough to stuff or mount or whatever the term in.