Through a Glass Darkly

The city of Atlanta, Georgia recently jumped on the ferris wheel bandwagon by plunking an 180 foot sky wheel on a street lot next to the iconic concert venue and former Baptist church, The Tabernacle. This is a pretty area of the city, which is home to Centennial Olympic Park, the former site of the 1996 summer olympics.  Thinking it would be a great opportunity to  capture downtown from a new perspective, I  hopped on board a glass encased capsule for my alloted 4 spins through the Atlanta atmosphere.  It took two rotations for me to realize that the glass was heavily tinted and streaky, and by the third I knew that my photographs were going to look as though they had been processed using a weird new photo effect.  Towards the end of the fourth and last spin, my accidental and hopefully temporary photo filter was born.  Please enjoy  Atlanta Through a Glass Darkly….

Details via SkyViewAtlanta

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      1. I still consider this my best picture…it’s from 2008 and was shot with 35 mm film. I had rolls of 24 and 36 in my pockets and had to swap new film quickly. I had to time the pictures…no motor drive. The quality of 35 mm was incredible though…here is link to photo below:

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  1. If you hadn’t told us about the glass, I would’t have noticed. Pictures pretty as ever. Was in a ferris wheel too this weekend, at the Octoberfest in Sittard, the Netherlands. It was a bit smaller (about 80 ft) and had open cars, so no stained glass problems there. I had to deal with 2 women with acrophobia…

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  2. Beautiful! You helped me see Atlanta in a new way. Usually when I think of Atlanta, I think of TRAFFIC galore! It’s somewhere I try not to drive in very often. LOL. But your photos help me see the beauty in Atlanta and give me more pleasant thoughts of it. Thank you!

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    1. Regina, thank you for your lovely comment. Atlanta is full of surprises, but I agree sometimes the traffic puts a damper on a new adventure! Sorry for the delay in my response…I’m glad you stopped by!
      Elisa

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    1. Thank you so much! Atlanta IS wonderful, I need to get downtown more often…there’s always something new to explore.
      Sorry it’s taken me so long to respond, I’m glad you stopped by!

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  3. Jolis tours Elisa 😉

    Même au delà du verre , ces reflets d’Atlanta ,
    illuminent l’ici bas , de leurs formes étrangères ,
    en soi le charme opère , l’ensemble ouvrant la voie ,
    à voir sans faire mille pas , d’une toute autre manière.
    ~
    NéO~

    ~
    Amitié en Lumières

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  4. These are fantastic shots.
    I was watching the Patriots vs Atlanta the other night and noticed that ferris wheel. I texted my daughter who was on her way to the game who texted me a picture of it at the same time!
    Looks like my next trip to ATL I will be looking down as well!
    Thanks for sharing, all the BEST!

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  5. Great shots, Elisa. I especially like the way the Coke Umbrella’s stand out and are lined up. Thanks for sharing the photos. -Max-

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    1. You were so kind to stop by and comment. I agree with you, the details make a shot so much more interesting! I apologize for taking so long to respond, I’ve been playing a lot of catch up these days.
      Take care,
      Elisa

      P.s. thanks for the follow, as well. I’m heading over to visit your blog!

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    1. The Coke umbrellas were a favorite, Madhu, thank you! I didn’t mind the smudges but was worried the pictures would be too dark through the tinted windows….all that worry for nothing! 🙂

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