Category Archives: Buildings

The Bellwood Quarry – Atlanta Georgia

A couple of weeks ago I was given the opportunity through the Trust for Public Land to go and photograph the Bellwood Quarry on the west side of Atlanta. The Bellwood Quarry is part of Westside Park, a new City of Atlanta park that will be 351 acres along with a 45 acre lake once the Quarry is filled up.  This will be the biggest park in the city of Atlanta.  The Quarry will also serve a drinking water reservoir for the city of Atlanta.  Westside Park is part of the Atlanta Beltline Project.

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Bellwood Quarry - Atlanta Georgia

Bellwood Quarry Atlanta Georgia

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Buckhead Lenox Road Skyline

We were leaving Phipps Plaza on Friday night after stocking up on winter clothes at Belk and I got a couple of pictures of the skyline looking west over Lenox Road.  There are a lot of great perspectives from Phipps Plaza of nearby Buckhead high rise buildings.  Here is how they were shot:

Nikon D800, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
ISO 500, 14mm, f/5.6
5 frames 1/10-1/160 sec
Processed in Photomatix Pro and Lightroom

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Buckhead Skyline at Lenox

Buckhead Lenox Skyline

The Georgia Dome – Home of the Atlanta Falcons

I got this HDR shot today of the Georgia Dome where the Atlanta Falcons will be playing the San Francisco 49’ers this Sunday in the 2013 NFC Championship Game.  I am so pumped for this game and hope the Falcons can earn their ticket to the Super Bowl in New Orleans.  I’ll be there and hope you will too!

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The Georgia Dome - Home of the Atlanta Falcons and the 2013 NFC Championship Game

Bridge to Downtown Atlanta

Photo taken under a bridge near the Georgia Dome in Downtown Atlanta.  This place will be hopping on Sunday before the Atlanta Falcons take on the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC playoff game.  Go Falcons!!

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Bridge to Downtown Atlanta

1/400 f2.8 ISO 100 14mm

The Swan House

The Swan House – built in 1928 – designed by acclaimed architect Philip Shutze of Heinz, Reid & Adler – located on Andrews Drive in Buckhead – Operated by the Atlanta History Center as a museum since being acquired from the Inman family in 1966.

This is a nine image HDR photograph taken in November.

ISO 200, 90mm, f/18: Processed in SNS-HDR & Lightroom

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The Swan House, Atlanta GA

Beautiful Atlanta Sky From Phipps Plaza

I have tried to capture this shot before and was stopped by security.  This time I stayed in my car and was able to get the image I was looking for.  The clouds and sky were pretty amazing for about 3 minutes, then it was gone…  This is a 3 exposure HDR processed in SNS-HDR Pro and Lightroom.  The Church on the left is Wieuca Baptist Church and the building on the right is the Ritz Carlton Residences.

ISO 320 @ 24mm, f16

Wieuca Road Baptist Church and Ritz Carlton Residences

Midtown Atlanta Skyline over Piedmont Park’s Lake Clara Meer

I have been taking the 103 class at Showcase here in Atlanta and as part of the class we had an ongoing project that was due at the end.  My project was on the bodies of water in Atlanta.  This was the final picture I took, and it is in Piedmont Park overlooking Lake Clara Meer with the Midtown Atlanta skyline in the background.  This is 9 images combined using SNS-HDR.  I think it turned out pretty well.  My teachers critique was that my black point was too high and by reducing it I may be able to bring out more details near the base of the trees in the distance.  Having said that I’m not sure I would change it.  I like the richness of the image and can live with the darks.  Your thoughts are always welcome.