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Automobile Fisheye HDR Photos things transportation Urban

2.9

2.9

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Fisheye HDR moleman series Photos series street things transportation Urban

terminal station

terminal station

..retired trains @ the Choo Choo Hotel..

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Automobile Photos Urban

camp southern ground harley

camp southern ground harley

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HDR Indoor Photos Urban

early JD

early JD

..these were hanging on the wall of jack daniel’s old office, must’ve been pretty important..

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Architecture Decay Nature Photos

run down

run down

photofriday

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Architecture Photos street Urban

mechanic street parking

mechanic street parking

..parking’s not a problem here, lots of free space and everything’s walking distance away..

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HDR Nature Photos things Urban

sugar maple

sugar maple

..aging piles of sugar maple wood, which is then burned afterwards and used to mellow jack daniel’s whiskey..

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Automobile Fisheye HDR Photos things Urban

chattanooga choo choos

chattanooga choo choos

photofriday

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Fisheye HDR moleman series Photos series

cincinnati southern

cincinnati southern

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HDR Photos things Urban

dq bling

dq bling

..the ship’s giant emblem(?)

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Architecture Photos Urban

choo choo facade

choo choo facade

..view the interior here and here..

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HDR Photos transportation Urban

dq pipe

dq pipe

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Indoor Lowlight Nature Photos Urban

cavern of colors

cavern of colors

..a small pool of water we passed by on our short hike to ruby falls..

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Indoor long exposure Lowlight Nature Photos Urban

ruby falls

ruby falls

..this was what’s waiting for us when we got to the end of the path, i set up my tripod and took a shot.. it was initially very dark, and then some funky light show illuminated the area and i ended up with this trippy SOOC shot..

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HDR Indoor long exposure Lowlight Nature Photos Urban

chasm shift

chasm shift

..reframed shot of this one..

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Architecture long exposure Photos transportation Urban

john ross

john ross

..not much people that time when i was shooting on the deck.. just the way i like it..

The Market Street Bridge, officially referred to as the John Ross Bridge, is a bascule bridge that spans the Tennessee River between downtown Chattanooga and the Northshore District. It carries North Market Street (formerly designated as U.S. Highway 127), and was named in honor of Cherokee Chief John Ross. The bridge was completed in 1917 at a cost of $1 million. In the mid 1970s, the southern terminus of US-127 was moved several miles north to the intersection of Dayton Boulevard and Signal Mountain Boulevard in the nearby suburb of Red Bank.

The bridge closed in 2005 for a renovation, but reopened on August 4, 2007, ahead of its originally scheduled September completion date.(wiki)

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Architecture Fisheye Indoor moleman series Photos series Urban

choo choo ceiling

choo choo ceiling

..even though we didn’t stay here, i was still able to roam around, explore and take photos..

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Architecture Fisheye HDR Indoor moleman series Photos series

choo choo access

choo choo access

..yep, a train station converted to a hotel..

Terminal Station in Chattanooga, Tennessee is a former railroad station, once owned and operated by the Southern Railway, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The station was opened in 1909 and was the latest and largest station in Chattanooga’s history. The original Chattanooga Union Station, built in 1858, (demolished in 1973) was outgrown by the rapid expansion in the railroad network serving Chattanooga. A second station, built in 1882, was outgrown in only six years. In 1888, an old freight depot was converted to a passenger facility, while three other depots handled commercial and industrial traffic.

As the railroad industry declined in the 1950s and 1960s, passenger traffic dwindled, and the last passenger train, The Birmingham Special, left Terminal Station in 1970. In 1972, local businessmen bought the building, renamed it the Chattanooga Choo Choo after the song, and began rehabilitating the building. Today, the 24-acre (97,000 m2) complex is a convention center, hotel and resort with restaurants and shops. Hotel guests can stay in half of a restored passenger railway car. Dining at the complex includes the Gardens restaurant in the Terminal Station itself (enclosed passenger loading platform), The Station House (which is housed in a former baggage storage, but on original building plans is designated as “Mail Sorting Facility”) and the “Dinner in the Diner” which is the complex’s fine dining venue, housed in a restored 1938 Class A dining car. Some parts of the complex are connected by a heritage streetcar line, operated by a 1924-built ex-New Orleans Perley Thomas trolley car.(wiki)

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Lowlight Urban

knock

knock

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Fisheye HDR long exposure moleman series Nightscape Photos series transportation Urban

delta bow

delta bow

..view from the front part of the ship..

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Fisheye HDR long exposure Lowlight moleman series Nightscape Photos series things transportation Urban

calliope

calliope

..the ship’s calliope..

A calliope  is a musical instrument that produces sound by sending a gas, originally steam or more recently compressed air, through large whistles, originally locomotive whistles. (wiki)

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Architecture HDR long exposure Lowlight Photos Urban

walnut street bridge

walnut street bridge

..the bridge that was in yesterday’s background..

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Architecture HDR long exposure Lowlight Photos Urban

deck

deck

..view from the deck..

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HDR Indoor long exposure Photos

chasm

chasm

..one of those tours where tripods are permitted, this one was a cave roof shot while our guide was explaining something..

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Architecture HDR Photos Urban

hernando de soto bridge

hernando de soto bridge

The bridge is a through arch bridge carrying Interstate 40 across the Mississippi River between West Memphis, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee. Memphians also call the bridge the “New Bridge”, as it is newer than the Memphis & Arkansas Bridge (carrying Interstate 55) downstream.
The bridge is named for 16th century Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto who explored this stretch of the Mississippi River, and died south of Memphis. His body was believed to have been buried in the Mississippi River after his death (although, according to legend, his body lay at the bottom of Lake Chicot in Arkansas, an oxbow lake of the Mississippi River about 130 miles south of Memphis.) (wiki)

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HDR Landscape Panorama Photos Urban

chattanooga

chattanooga

..chattanooga, as viewed from lookout mountain..

*supersized


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Lowlight Photos street Urban

tangerinas

tangerinas

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Lowlight Photos Urban

graphik

graphik

..just some graffiti found on an alley around the north shore area..

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Photos Urban

encore

encore

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Architecture Black n White cityscape Photos

onwards memphis

onwards memphis

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People Photos Urban

elvis

elvis

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Photos Urban

will & katia

will & katia

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Photos

hwy 51

hwy 51

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Architecture cityscape Photos Urban

nashville

nashville

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Fisheye Photos

shwing..

shwing..

..after a short hiatus, it’s back to regular programming.. i’m hitting the sack though, i’m pretty much worn out now.. 🙂

..view this in mono..