Nashville Nights

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After a week of vacation, I am slowly getting back into the daily grind. I had hoped to do more photography, but I spent most of my time cleaning out the garage, coaching baseball and just getting some rest and relaxation. I did manage to add another frame to my Mamiya TRI-X 400 project, 5 down 10 to go. I also made a capture on Ektar 100 with my OM1. I plan to capture the Fall foliage over the next few weeks on this same roll of Ektar. With somewhat of a break from baseball this past weekend, I decided to shoot some cityscapes in Nashville.

I wanted to find something for my Mamiya project, but nothing really stood out. However, I did find some subjects for my DSLR. This first shot was actually my last shot of the night and it’s my favorite. It just happened that there was a wedding party in progress at the Riverfront Bridge Building nearby. Music, laughter and the smell of food infiltrated the area. I had not had dinner so this did not help matters. After walking around along Riverfront, I finally found my shot. I don’t know Kayla and Tan, but I hope they have started a long and prosperous journey together.

 

 

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Riverfront – Olympus E520 / 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 / SNS-HDR / 4 Frames

 

 

The last time I was at the War Memorial Auditorium, the US Marines were in town. Senator Bob Corker gave a speech that day in tribute to the 911 victims. You can see a picture of the senator giving his speech here. The War Memorial Auditorium has become one of my favorite places to visit in Nashville. I love the vantage point and the architecture. It can actually be a very peaceful place even on a weekend night. You can find both extremes of humanity here from lavish events to the homeless sleeping by the fountains. There is a view of the state capitol building from the auditorium that I want to capture with a colorful evening sky as a backdrop. I just missed arriving at the right time to get that shot, so I will have to come back for that one. This night shot will do for now.

 

 

War Memorial Auditorium - Olympus E520 / 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 / SNS-HDR / 5 Frames
War Memorial Auditorium – Olympus E520 / 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 / SNS-HDR / 5 Frames / Shift N Lens Correction

 

 

As I mentioned previously, I arrived in Nashville after the sun had already set. You can see how I caught the tail end of the Blue Hour in my first shot of the night.

 

 

Tennessee State Capitol Building - Olympus E520 / 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 / SNS-HDR / 4 Frames
Tennessee State Capitol Building – Olympus E520 / 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 / SNS-HDR / 5 Frames

 

 

As always, thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I’m going to push myself to finish the roll of Ektar in my OM1 and the roll of TRI-X in my Mamiya soon. With the baseball season winding down and the grass not growing, I should have more time to complete these rolls.  I’m looking forward to seeing the results, so stay tuned.

 

 

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