Atlanta is an awesome place. It is full of diversity and culture. There is so much to photograph for tourist. It sounds like cliche today, but everyone likes to get a shot of the Atlanta famous skyline image. It’s a film and tv landmark. You can’t visit Atlanta without getting the picture. It proves you’ve been to see Atlanta. Well, I won’t go that far!
There are so many versions of this image on Google. The fun is in getting your own. Plus you don’t want to face copyright infringements, do you? Get your tripod if you want to blur the cars on the highway or take long shots at night. There is no right or wrong . It is all up to you.
Atlanta was once known as the city of terminus, because it served as the end of the Georgia rail road line. I thought that was pretty cool history. I try to bring a little known fact to most of my blogs. I hope you like that.
Back to the fun stuff. I went out one morning to shoot the skyline in Atlanta. It actually finished raining as I was heading to get the shot. I’ll disclose this is my second time taking a trip to shoot the skyline and probably will not be my last. The first time I used a 50mm prime lens to get the shot. This time I used a kit lens, 18-55mm. For those of you who are still using the kits lens, there is hope for you. Don’t let anyone tell you, it will not work with a kit lens. You’ll bring a different perspective to the table. You must know you camera and how far you can push it. It’s all about knowledge .
It was an over cast sky. I should have used a smaller aperture. I used f/10. The clouds looked like smoke moving through the buildings. Like it or not , I brought a different perspective . The best part of it all was the outing with my family and I own the image.