Tag Archives: Photomatix

Main Street Rosemary Beach Florida

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.

Rosemary Beach Main Street

Rosemary Beach Florida Town Hall

Rosemary Beach Town Hall

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.

Enjoy,

Carson Matthews

The Lodge at Sea Island Sunset

Sunday night we went to the Lodge at Sea Island to listen to the bagpipe player, have dinner and roast smores.  This amazing sunset over the St Simons Sound behind the Sidney Lanier Bridge was a bonus.  This is a 5-image HDR photograph taken with a Nikon D800 and processed in Photomatix & Lightroom.

The Lodge at Sea Island

Sidney Lanier Bridge

The Lodge at Sea Island Sunset
The Lodge at Sea Island Sunset

Harley Davidson Golf Cart

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.

 

 

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

City of Atlanta Skyline Fogged Over

This morning the fog was thick in Atlanta, and even at 9:30 am it was still hanging low.  I was on my way to Decatur on Freedom Parkway and saw the City was still engulfed so I jumped over to the Jackson Street Bridge and caught this shot.  You can view what it typically looks like here http://picturesofatlanta.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/hdr-atlanta-skyline/

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City of Atlanta Skyline SNS HDR

The picture above was processed using SNS-HDR.  I also use Photomatix a lot to process HDR shots, and here is what it came out looking like.  I’d be interested to hear which one you prefer.  I like the one out of SNS better, it just feels cleaner to me.  Let me know what you think.

City of Atlanta Skyline HDR Photomatix

Nancy Creek Through Chastain Park

Today Henry and I went for a walk with Cody in Chastain Park.  We walked on the east side of the park off of Lake Forest along Nancy Creek.  I went back later with my camera and got some shots of the creek.  As I walked up the biggest blue heron was standing in the water right where I was headed.  I only had my wide angle lens and couldn’t get close enough to get a picture of him.  He flew off pretty quickly as I tried to get closer.  Oh well, I was able to get some good shots of the creek and water.  Here is a close-up of the water rolling across the rocks.