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Now that's a Path!



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jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick August 25, 2015
Excellent shot. Is there an escalator?
lindashultzlitterellbarritt
 
lindashultzlitterellbarritt September 01, 2015
This has my vote.
Jocmif
 
Jocmif September 02, 2015
Wow, this is amazing!
SNewman_Photo
 
SNewman_Photo October 06, 2015
Very cool shot!
jleosadauskas PRO+
 
jleosadauskas October 06, 2015
Martin Escher eat your heart out.
JGemplerPhotography
 
JGemplerPhotography November 23, 2015
Amazing! I had to check out where this was. Nice image, nice curves.
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LENSFUN November 24, 2015
Great!
ppgaspar
 
ppgaspar January 20, 2016
Mind if I ask what/where this is? I'm reminded of Lombard St in Frisco...
DomSimpson
 
DomSimpson January 25, 2016
Sweet as a nut ????
lauracurtis PRO
 
lauracurtis May 03, 2016
Stunning - love this!
adavies PRO
 
adavies August 03, 2016
Awesome! Congrats on being a finalist in Curves! Well deserved! :)
wildwoodie56
 
wildwoodie56 August 05, 2016
Great shot
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 11, 2016
Amazing shot! Congrats.
tiltandfade
 
tiltandfade September 09, 2016
Oh man, I love this. I tried to capture this when I was in Chattanooga but didn't have the right lens with me. Great job.
roccochiara
 
roccochiara September 19, 2016
wow!!
lulupac PRO+
 
lulupac September 23, 2016
Brilliant ! You have made this look so inviting I wish i was 30 years younger so i could have a go .
robertelliot
 
robertelliot September 24, 2016
Brilliant work.
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson October 04, 2016
Awesome shot. Congrats on being a finalist!
jacksoncampbell_2004
 
jacksoncampbell_2004 October 17, 2017
Chattanooga!!
jleighkelley
 
jleighkelley December 22, 2018
Incredible perspective!
Sergey_Lado
 
Sergey_Lado Nov 04
Bbbeautifullll!!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This path is located at the incrediblly modern Hunter's Museum in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee
Time
We were in Chattanooga for a soccer tournament for my oldest daughter. We had checked into the hotel and my wife was beginning to dose off when I alerted her that I wanted to go shoot some of downtown Chattanooga. She and I struck a quick deal....If she would go out with me to take some shots then I would buy her and my daughter some ice cream. That sealed the deal. After searching for somewhere to buy ice cream at that time of night...which by the way..Walgreens was open....I stumbled upon this incredible path at the Hunter's Museum. This photo was taken as my wife slept in the car and my daughter and I found the perfect angle to compose the shot at about 1:30 AM. I say it was well worth the loss of sleep.
Lighting
The pathway was well lite by design from the architects and landscape architects. Therefore, no additional lighting was necessary; however, this was a rainy evening which helped saturate the pavements and gives the photo some contrast that would not typically be there on just any evening.
Equipment
I used my Canon 5D Mark iii with a Canon 24-105 f/4 L series lens on a tripod with a intervalometer trigger.
Inspiration
I'm an engineer and know the struggle necessary for the civil engineers and architects to design a site with such amazing practically, beauty, and meeting ADA requirements. This was an incredible task and something that we should appreciate as users of these incredible accomplishments but also as photographers to show others of the amount of effort these designers went through to accomplish the design.
Editing
I used lightroom to process the photo and opened up the shadows and dropped the highlights a bit. I also bumped the clarity and dropped the blacks. Repetitively lightly processed image.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D mark iii; Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L; Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L; Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L; Sigma 50mm f/1.4; Canon 2x Extender III; Canon 24-105mm f/4 L; Canon 100mm f/2.8 L
Feedback
Get out there and appreciate the hardwork of others designing these buildings, sites, and locations we all enjoy looking and using everyday. Don't be afraid to get out in the evening after a little rain or even during a little rain. Use some precautions to protect your equipment but some of my favorite images have been taken on rainy evenings. The rain tends to keep people inside and the rain saturating the ground gives a ton of contrast and clarity to pavements and other architectural design elements.

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