You’re not fine. But you can be ok. On a sunny Sunday afternoon last fall, I found myself sitting on a porch with my friend Robbie talking life. No direction to our conversation, just being real and honest as things … Continue reading
Hello and welcome to my short series on #behindthegallery for #stujonesphoto featured at BREW Coffee Bar in downtown Raleigh! Today we are looking at the following two pictures: These are two of my favorite shots of a creative walk I … Continue reading
I look back through the lens, level the skyline and get ready to take the first exposure. “Racers coming!” What? I turn around to see Toad and Luigi scream down the hill at Dorothea Dix and pass from sight. Did … Continue reading
The other week I had the opportunity to photograph my third event for McDonald’s of North Carolina. I’ve photographed Biscuit Bake Offs and an executive chef showing elementary school kids how to make a McWrap, but this time was a … Continue reading
This year for Independence Day fireworks, I went with a group of friends just south of downtown Raleigh. No one wanted to deal with the crazy traffic so we went with a non-traditional spot.
We parked on the shoulder off the highway not a half mile south of downtown and set up in the grassy area in the middle of the exit ramp!
Since the revitalization of downtown Raleigh, they have moved the fireworks from the fairgrounds (flat and viewable from miles around) to downtown on Fayetteville Street. Love the idea. Have people downtown, get dinner, drinks and then hang out on the street to live music as the fireworks go off.
However there was a maximum height limitation on the fireworks. So unless you were on Fayetteville Street, the fireworks were blocked by the buildings.
In order to solve this problem and make the fireworks more visible, they shot off fireworks on Fayetteville Street, and just outside the “skyscrapers” by Red Hat Amphitheater at a greater height.
Perfect! Worked out just great and opened up viewership to so many other people from many other angles. Well done City of Raleigh!
Here are some of my favorite shots from that night. I was on a tripod with my D600 and a remote release and exposures ranged from four to ten seconds. See the full gallery here and buy some prints!
Many of us have seen a bouquet toss and maybe a little jostling at a wedding before, but have you seen this kind of tenacity? It’s next level.
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The real estate industry is back into full swing! People are buying and selling which is a great indicator of our improving market. Just a few photos here from a remodeled kitchen in North Raleigh.