Yesterday we took the kids to check out the newly renovated Chastain Park Playground. You can read all about it at ChastainParkBlog.com. Here are a few of the pictures I got of the new playground, it’s truly one of a kind. More pictures are on my website www.CarsonMatthewsPhotography.com/ChastainPark
I love this tree along the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area trail. I’m usually running when back there so never have my camera and certainly not my tripod. I took both out for a hike on Friday afternoon and got a picture of this twisted tree.
How I did it:
5 exposures 1/30 sec – 1/500 sec
Shot on Tripod
Processed in Photomatix Pro 5 & Lightroom
View or purchase a high resolution image at http://www.carsonmatthewsphotography.com/Photography/OntheStreets/i-LzQ3Ncz/A
Pictures of 4th of July fireworks in front of the Plantation Beach Club in Ponte Vedra Florida.
How I did it:
ISO 100, f/10, 15 sec.
A look up Main Street in Rosemary Beach Florida. The left side of the street is lined with restaurants, bars and shops including the Cowgirl Kitchen which has great Bloody Mary’s and Pina Colada’s.
Last night I went for a bike ride to capture some night shots of Rosemary Beach. This is the Town Hall and US Post Office on the coastal side of 30A. The stars were amazing and show up well in this picture. The image was shot with a Nikon D800 and 14-24mm f/2.8, 100 ISO, 5 frames between 1.3 seconds and 20 seconds. It was processed using Photomatix and Lightroom.
This is by far my favorite golf cart. It’s a Harley Davidson golf cart with a center wheel and center steering. It is located on the grounds of the Chastain Park Conservancy in Chastain Park. Over the years I have hoped to see it restored, but today I’m coming to grips with it being more of a piece of art.
The Duck Pond in Peachtree Heights East is a popular gathering place for families in Buckhead. It’s located at the corner of Lakeview and Demorest just off Peachtree Road. This picture was taken on Parkside Drive looking west. Below is another shot of the pond.
Yesterday we took our oldest son Henry to Camp Mac where he will spend the next 10 days likely having the time of his life. I took this picture off the back of his cabin. I have several friends that saw it on Facebook and said it literally hasn’t changed in 30 years. I thought it turned out pretty timeless myself. It’s a 3 image HDR photo processed in Photomatix.
Since I started shooting HDR photos I have been using SNS-HDR to process the images. I gave Photomatix a shot but SNS had a more natural look that I was looking for in my real estate photography. Today I decided to circle back to Photomatix and process some of the shots I have taken over the past year. Here is an example of one that I took over spring break in Rosemary Beach Florida. I like the way it processed in SNS and maintains a natural look, but this time in Photomatix I went for a more creative touch and boy did it come out. Here is the SNS version http://carsonvision.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/rosemary-beach-grass-park.jpg. Compared to the Photomatix version below. What do you think?
Each day the lawn is covered up with bicycles and kids playing ball. These homes have a great view of the Gulf of Mexico, but the view of these homes isn’t too shabby.