This past weekend our son’s PRUMC soccer team the Ninjas played their game at the Atlanta International School fields in Buckhead. What an amazing venue for a soccer game! The fields are all turf, the historic buildings hover over the fields, and on this day the sky was just perfect. Here is a shot of the back of the school and some action shots.
Cody the Goldendoodle is a huge Georgia Bulldog fan, and recently he borrowed some of our team apparel to show his team spirit. Here is a picture of him all dressed up.
He will be ruffing on the Dawgs as they go down to Jacksonville and take on the Florida Gators which are ranked #2 in the BCS this week. The Gators pulled through for us last week by beating South Carolina, but now it’s time for a repeat of 2011.
Today the Atlanta Falcons moved to 4-0 on the season with a win over Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. We were lucky to be sitting in a suite hosted by 790 the Zone and Star 94. I got a few pictures, one wide angle HDR shot of the dome, a couple of field goals including the winning field goal with 10 seconds remaining in the game.
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.
Prints of this image are available for purchase at www.CarsonMatthewsPhotography.com
A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to go on a helicopter tour of Atlanta. It was an October day just after a front had moved through so it was crystal clear out, perfect for a helicopter ride. Here is an overhead picture of Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves and also the site of the 1996 Olympic Games.
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.