Today’s Photo: Evening at Ross Landing
Ross Landing has to be one of the most peaceful places in Chattanooga. Sitting on the Tennessee River with the Chattanooga Aquarium at your back makes for a pleasant evening. One day a while back, we had gone to the aquarium and then happened to be near the landing around sunset. Of course, I wanted to get shots of the sunset, but not much could match the inviting atmosphere and friendly people we an into while visiting.
Today’s Photo: Bombs Bursting in Air
The one thing July 4th is good for every year are fireworks. Unfortunately, this year, widespread rain canceled almost all the shows around here. Although it was unfortunate, for me I hope it turns out good. Most of the shows have been rescheduled and it looks like they are going to be on different weekends. This shot is from Pops on the River 2012.
Today’s Photo: Fireworks Over Market Street
It’s almost that time again. Time for fireworks and celebration. Two summers ago, I photographed the Fireworks display on Lake Allatoona and then last year, I went to both Lake Arrowhead and Chattanooga. This is another shot I took while at Pops on the River in Chattanooga. I think this year may be a return to Pops because it was so much fun last year.
Today’s Photo: The Old Bridge
One of my favorite things about Chattanooga are the bridges over the Tennessee River. This is the Market Street bridge which runs right by Ross Landing. I caught this just before sunset one evening. The colors were not spectacular, but it made for a decent “old” photo look.
Today’s Photo: Flower Time
It’s that time of the year again. Everything is blooming and making pretty landscapes and many photography opportunities. Along with the bi-annual allergies, rain and general weather havoc. This shot was actually in the butterfly exhibit at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. I can look at it and dream of what the blooming landscapes are going to bring this year.
Today’s Photo: Dusk from the Pier
On the south shore of the Tennessee River and at the edge of Ross Landing is a pier that juts into the River. It is the dock for the Southern Belle Riverboat. I wanted to get some good shots of the pier, but found that the shots of the Market Street Bridge and Ross Landing were much better with the lighting.
Today’s Photo: John Ross Bridge
The path from downtown Chattanooga to the North Shore of the Tennessee River travels over the Chief John Ross Bridge, commonly called the Market Street Bridge. Just below the bridge is Ross Landing. I spent a few hours one evening exploring Ross Landing and the area around Market Street. This is one of the shots I got from along the waterfront.
Today’s Photo: The Aquarium in Miniature
I have had a great time looking back through old photos that I have taken and seeing if they have potential for some Tilt Shift faking. I ran across this one from one of my trips to Chattanooga. I’m thinking I may make a new series of photos just for Tilt Shift. I think I may make a trip to downtown Atlanta soon. If anyone would like to go, let me know.
GIMP Tilt Shift Plug-in
I have admired tilt shift photography for a long time. I have tried numerous tutorials, plug-ins and workarounds. Since I decided that a dedicated lens is more than I want to invest in, I have been trying the next best thing which is to make do with free. I think I finally found what I have been looking for… Toy, a GIMP plug-in. I am still testing it, but, so far, I am pleased with the results and ease of use.
Today’s Photo: A Little Paddle Boat
The Delta Queen is a floating hotel on the north shore of the Tennessee river in Chattanooga. I took this shot on July 3 while waiting for Pops on the River to start. You can see the tents and speakers set up in the grass next to the boat. I got several more shots of the Delta Queen, but held onto this one with the intention of trying out a tilt shift style processing. Looking back on it, I think I should have tried taking this again a little later with all the people in the park.