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Sunset over the Chattahoochee River

Here is a picture of the sun tonight as it began setting over the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta. This shot was taken from the East Palisades Trail of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area looking west to Cobb Parkway as it crossed the Hooch.

Sun Setting over Chattahoochee River

Nikon D800, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

70mm f/8.0 5 frames processed in Photomatix and Lightroom


Twisted Tree – Chattahoochee Nature Trail

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:

ISO 100
5 exposures 1/30 sec – 1/500 sec
Shot on Tripod
Processed in Photomatix Pro 5 & Lightroom

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Twisted Tree - Chattahoochee Nature Trail Atlanta


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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

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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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Bike Ride on the Chattahoochee River

Yesterday I dusted off my mountain bike and went for a ride on the paths along the Chattahoochee River.  I wasn’t really looking for some wild outdoor adventure, more of a way to cover some ground and find something cool to take pictures of.

I went to the Paces Mill entrance just off of Cobb Parkway.  There were tons of people there fishing, walking, biking and just hanging around.  The path is paved and becomes hilly like all things in Atlanta.  There are places you can jump off the path and escape into the woods, but I think they are better suited for walking/running than bike riding.  I’ll have to investigate more and see what I find.  Here is a map of the 48 mile stretch along the river. http://www.nps.gov/pwr/customcf/apps/maps/showmap.cfm?alphacode=chat&parkname=Chattahoochee%20River%20National%20Recreation%20Area

It’s pretty cool to have that resource so close to home.  Here are some of the pictures I got. They can also be seen on www.PicturesofAtlanta.com.

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