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xpkranger
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Atlanta Skyline Pics

A friend allowed us to visit the roof of One Atlantic Center (the "IBM Building" to you Atlanta old-timers). I took a few pics and thought I'd post a couple here. You can view the entire set on flickr if you are really bored.
See »www.flickr.com/gp/75699446@N00/705Dx0






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shdesigns
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I checked out your other picts on flicker.

What impressed me most is you knew what most of the buildings were I used to know many, but with all the name changes and new buildings I'm clueless.

The reflections on the King an Spaulding Building are interesting. I would have tried a polarizer to see if it could be changed.

Notice the haze between Atl and Stone Mountain. I live near the mtn and it is always downwind from Atl. My allergies suffer from it

Interesting all the decoration on top of the Atlantic building. Something few will ever see but they still put it in. That kind a charactr is something those new glass "vertical ice-cube tray" builds lack.
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lilhurricane
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Beautiful pictures!

Thanks for sharing them



xpkranger
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Click for full size
Thanks for the kind words. The haze was actually a lot worse than it looks. I did some post-processing and was able to clean it up a fair amount. I shot in RAW and saved in .jpg later. I've got a fairly sizable "wish-list" of accessories for the camera and a polarizing filter is on the list.

I work across the street from OAC in Atlantic Center Plaza. It's a nice building, but not quite the same build quality as OAC.

I've attached an un-processed copy of the original here.
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xpkranger
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Thanks for looking at them!



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Polarizing filters are interesting. Skies become vivid. I did some abstract photos of of building reflections with very interesting results. You could not tell what the picture was

That image is 10 mpixel! What camera do you have?

I have a Minolta Dimage 7 (the original version.) Does well for my use. Was one of the best "prosumer" ones in its day. Too bad Minolta got out of the biz though. Need to do some more photography.
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xpkranger
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I saved my pennies (literally) and got a Pentax K10D. Looks like this, only I dont have the attached battery (yet...) Also got a Sigma 70-300mm lens to supplement the kit lens.

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Heh, looked at the second pic: "oh, it has an autowinder" No, wait...DOH!

That was one of the problems with the Minota. It sucked batts. I found using a Sandisk UltraII CF card made a world of difference. That and Ultralast batts and now I only recharge once a month. Before batts would last about 8-10 pictures.

looks nice. I would love to have a true SLR digital camera, but not in the budget right now.
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xpkranger
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I've also got two Canon P&S cameras in the family. For those, I buy the Enerizer rechargables and they have been great! Easily 10X the life of Alkaline batteries per charge and I've got some that are 3-4 years old and still going strong. But, be careful to use the slow chargers as I've found the rapid chargers really suck the lifespan out of them. The pentax has it's internal battery and it's ok, not great though. Maybe 100-150 flash pictures and 500 non-flash.
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LilYoda
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said by shdesigns:

That was one of the problems with the Minota. It sucked batts.
Same problem with my dImage7... I can shoot about 50 pics on one battery set. What are those batts you mention?
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neil0311

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You mean it's not called the "IBM Bldg" any more?

I lived here from 82 - 92 and moved away until last summer. I've been pointing out all the buildings downtown (that I knew) and told my wife...that one is the "IBM Bldg"...who knew.



xpkranger
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Well, I still call it that, but then I still call Metropolitan Parkway by it's old name: Stewart Avenue and I called North Dekalb Mall "North Dekalb mall" for the 15 years it was "Market Square" - Now they've reverted back to "North Dekalb mall" - must've been my refusal to call it Market Square.
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said by LilYoda:

Same problem with my dImage7... I can shoot about 50 pics on one battery set. What are those batts you mention?
They are called "Ultralast" NiMH 2600MAH. Made by North American Battery Company. Come with a lifetime warranty. I got the first set at Fry's, got two more off ebay.

I have some Panasonic 2000MAH that last about 10 pics beefore the DI7 flags it as dead and shuts down. Still lots of charge left. Looks the the Di7 is over sensitive to batt level.

I do use a smart charger. NiMH need a good charger to work well.

The CF card makes a big diff on batt usage also. Mine came with a 16meg card that would kill that batts in a matter of 2-3 minutes. I had a 32meg that was a little better. The Snadisk UltraII 1 gig card made a huge diff.
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xpkranger
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BTW, Welcome Back!



IPingUPing
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I have a few Atlanta pics on Flickr as well:

»www.flickr.com/photos/ipinguping···4297053/ - Buckhead Sunrise

»www.flickr.com/photos/ipinguping···4297053/ - Midtown at night

»www.flickr.com/photos/ipinguping···4297053/ - Vinings and I285



xpkranger
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Nice shots! I especially like Stone Mountain silhouetted and the other ones from out West.
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neil0311

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said by xpkranger:

BTW, Welcome Back!
Thanks! Shoveling snow for 6 months a year got old. Glad to be back in GA.


Axdyne

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Click for full size
shot this of Dunwoody last night...wicked steam/fog after the thunder storms rolled through after a hot sunny day


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Very nice