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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The other night we were having dinner at Zoe’s Kitchen and while waiting for the kids to finish eating I started messing around with my camera. I got this shot of the restaurant lights in the reflection of the window along with the street lights outside. I was manually focusing and blurred out the lights and it came out pretty cool.
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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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.
Yesterday I was out shooting different neighborhoods for my new website and found this great shot of the back of Capital City Country Club. This picture is looking over the golf course and lake at the back of the country club and you can see the tennis courts in the distance. It was processed in Photomatix using 3 images, then cleaned up in Lightroom.
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I could take this picture 100 times. Each day it’s different, but equally cool