Tag Archives: Atlanta Photography

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.

The image below is available for purchase at www.CarsonMatthewsPhotography.com.  50% of the profits from sales of this photograph will be donated to the Trust for Public Land.

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

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Park Photography

This past week I stopped by the Whitewater Creek area of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Park to see how spring was coming in.  Spring was in full force, the wildlife was everywhere.  I crouched by the water to take a picture and a beaver popped up right in front of me checking out some wood for his fort.  There were salamanders all over the place, and of course a blue heron and lots of ducks.  Here is a shot looking north up the Chattahoochee.  The clouds were vibrant and really made the blue sky pop.

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Chattahoochee River Atlanta

Here are some additional pictures from my walk along the Hooch:

Chattahoochee River Nature Trail Bridge

Bicycles at the Chattahoochee River Park

Chattahoochee River Walking Trail

Chattahoochee River Logs

Carson Matthews

Carson Matthews Photography

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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

Water In and Around Atlanta

Over the past 6 weeks I have been taking a photography class at the Showcase School here in Atlanta.  We had to choose a project for the class and I decided to document some of the bodies of water in and around Atlanta.  A few examples that I photographed are the Chattahoochee River, Nancy Creek, Lake Clara Meer, the Pond in Atlantic Station, and the Chastain Park Pond.  Here are some of the photographs from my project:

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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.