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Nov 16, 2017
How About This One?
After a couple of requests to photograph the Georgia Tech tower, my first thought was, "Great! That should be easy! It's only a couple of miles from my house - no problem."
Ugh. I love living in the city, but I hate the traffic and parking situation. The first couple of times I wanted to go down and get some photos, I was foiled by the weather - dreary and rainy.
Then I had trouble finding a good time.
Lastly, getting a parking spot down at GA Tech is something crazy. Most spots are permit only.
A friend and I had breakfast on Sunday, and we decided to drive down to Tech and give it a try.
Why didn't I think of that before? No one is around at the administration buildings on Sunday, which is what the Georgia Tech Tower is - administration.
We were able to park right in front of the tower! We did park in a reserved-only spot, but hey, Sunday, right?
We stayed within sight of the car, but it didn't matter. Apparently, no one is around checking on Sundays, or at least not for the amount of time we were there.
It was a little tough getting a good shot of the tower due to the trees, though I like the way the foliage ended up framing the tower in some of the shots. I walked around and took a look from all sides and angles. I climbed some outside stairs at the building next to the tower, but it wasn't a good view. I took about 85 photos and ended up with a few I liked.
I hope you Georgia Tech fans like them too!
I went on a photo walk last week with the Atlanta Urban Photo Walkers.
It's always a good time getting together with a bunch of other photographers and walking around town. We went from the Jackson Street Bridge down to the Hilton Hotel on Courtland, skirted across to John Wesley Dobbs and back to the Jackson Street Bridge.
It was a good walk. Great to catch up with people I "see" on Instagram all the time, but don't see in person that often.
I love walking around downtown. I can walk the same places over and over and still see new things to shoot.
I saw a Rolls Royce parked in front of the Hilton. That car was so shiny, all I could see were reflections.
I don't know that much about different types of cars, and frankly a lot of cars look the same to me.
But, a beautiful Rolls Royce.
I couldn't resist.
I gave it a pink cast and called it Pretty in Pink.
When we got back to the bridge, I wanted to try something different. So, I handheld my camera, used the flashlight from a phone and did some crazy bokeh. I had the ISO pumped up pretty high, but I loved the effect:
It's getting to be that time of year.
I love Thanksgiving. It's a fun holiday without the stress and expectation that Christmas sometimes brings.
And I think most of us have way more to be grateful for than what we acknowledge on a daily basis, so it's good to have a whole day when we intentionally embrace giving thanks.
I try to focus on gratitude at least once daily, and it makes a difference in my life.
I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
And, I'll see you between the raindrops!
You can find some of the photos from this post here.
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