Nashville’s Second Avenue


Another shot to add to my collection of photos of Nashville during the “Blue Hour”. The blue hour is the time of day right after sunset or right before sunrise. The camera can capture a brilliant blue in the sky. This is a shot of Second Avenue from the Shelby Street Pedestrian bridge, taken this past Saturday night.

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This is a 6 shot HDR, camera on a tripod. Merged in Photomatix and processed in Photoshop CS5. If you are interested in producing HDR images, pick up a copy of Photomatix and use coupon code “malcolmphoto” at check out for a 15% discount.

Reflection Self Portraits

Here’s a fun series I’ve been working on for about a year now. I’ve been taking reflection “self portraits” in shop windows. I find them very interesting to look at, trying to determine what’s inside the window and whats reflected.

This first shot was taken in the window of the City Cafe, downtown Murfreesboro.  It was around the 4th of July last year, so the window was decorated with American Flags.


This next one is another from downtown Murfreesboro. Taken on a stormy, rainy day in the window of an empty shop. You can see that some construction is going on inside the shop.


Here’s one of my favorites of the series, taken in downtown Nashville. Lower Broad and the Batman tower are easily seen, as well as the cowboy boots and hats in the shop.


This one is another taken in downtown Murfreesboro. This window was decorated for the Christmas season and the courthouse is reflected.


Although it looks like it could be in a very bad neighborhood, this next shot was taken somewhere in rural northern Virginia. I liked the dirt and grunge and of course the bars.


This is a window at the Croft House at the Nashville Zoo. The pattern on the curtains is what prompted me to shoot this one.


This is from the Blue Water Grille on Center Hill Lake. The skies were great and the boats added something new


And here’s the latest, taken yesterday across the river from downtown Nashville.  You can see the Pinnacle and the Batman towers and you can also see all the way though the empty building


All of these are HDR images. Hand held 3 exposures (-2, 0, +2), merged in Photomatix and processed in Photoshop CS5