Street Art, Atlanta
When you discover a city by foot, you have a chance to stop and see things you might otherwise miss. Throughout my stay in Atlanta I came across some very interesting street art, including an original advertisement for gold dust laundry soap.
Home of Coca Cola, I wasn’t surprised to see advertisements for the drink, painted along brick buildings. Beth Malone’s piece “Y’all Gotta See This” is one installation of a few throughout Atlanta, highlighting vacant buildings the city has abandoned, but have potential. The neon signs light-up at 7pm every night.
Martin Luther King Jr.
To hear his voice over the loud speaker while standing at his gravesite was surreal. Not just his voice, but the speech he delivered the night before he was assassinated. King was a passionate, caring person who left an incredible impact on the world, the national historic site solidified just how much of an impact he had on Atlanta. From partaking in a church service, to wandering by his childhood home, my trip to the Martin Luther King Jr.’s site was a highlight of my trip.
Atlanta by Day
Hip hop in the park. Neighbourhoods ravaged by poverty. Bullet holes in building placards. Wrap-around porches, with rocking chairs to curl up and drink ice tea in (when can I move in?). People who see me with my camera and ask: “take my picture.” Atlanta by foot is a diverse and remarkable.
Good Eats in Atlanta
It was dinner time on the West Coast, but I was still thinking about dinner in Atlanta. Southern food at it’s finest, with some tasty Mexican dishes from Alma Cocina enjoyed in the mix. I drank the drink “The Colour Purple” at Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint and had the best collard greens and crispy fried chicken at Mary Mac’s Tea Room. Cajun prawns with cornbread, tuna tataki from Ray’s in the City. Georgia peach cobbler, a run-in with a tequila bar, plus the BEST customer service around. I wish I was still on the East Coast.
Atlanta at Night
Part 2 of my excursion through the streets of downtown and midtown Atlanta, including a walk past the Federal Reserve and a stop at a bar specializing in all types of tequila. My first flight of tequila was had tonight and it was the good stuff: super smooth.
Atlanta at Night
Part 1 from my walkabout on the streets of downtown and midtown Atlanta, including a stop by Margaret Mitchell’s house (she wasn’t home).
4 1/2 Hours Above the Earth
The view from the plane while I was up in the air during my flight from Seattle, Washington to Atlanta, Georgia. America is a vast landscape.
It’s my little girl’s birthday today, she’s a whole 6 years old. So naturally, she posed for a picture. Opal (a.k.a. Opie).
Before the shoot, comes the prep. Gearing up for a 3 camera shoot, utilizing an all Nikon lineup: D800e, D600 and D7000. All cameras are set to match each other (picture style, white balance, and movie settings). The Nikon D800e and D600 have 1.5x crop mode, so if I want to match the focal length of the D7000’s DX crop, I can.