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The Best Photowalk in Atlanta: Beltline
Travel photography picks up skyline and 2-mile walk to Ponce City Market
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In the l;atest #PhotowalksTV episode, I joined forces with my friends at Atlanta based Scripps News for a walk through some of the best of Atlanta.
Scott Withers, the weather reporter for the “Morning Rush” program, joined me as we started off on the iconic Jackson Street Bridge to photograph the Atlanta skyline with iPhones and ended in the heart of the Beltline at the fabulous Ponce City Market.
The Beltline is the new name for the old Atlanta railroad tracks, which have been coverted into one of the great pedestrian walkways, 22 miles of greenery, paved roads and great street photography opportunities. If you ever get to Atlanta you’ve got to check it out!
Ponce Market is a converted old Sears and Roebuck store from 1926 that now houses dozens of local eateries. We particularly liked Hop’s Fried Chicken, and the amazing chicken biscuit sandwich. When in Atlanta, right?
I had so much fun on this Photowalk—look for part 2 in the coming weeks from the Atlanta Olympic Centennial Park with my new pal Lance Long.
More on where to buy online prints
In yesterday’s post I answered Arthur’s query about the best online photo labs with several suggestions. My friend Mark Comon, who runs the incredible Los Angeles area Paul’s Photo wrote me with a big ahem.
“Where is the mention of your LOCAL CAMERA STORE? Where you can walk in and discuss the print and get a CUSTOM job that is AMAZING?”
Ahem, sorry for the oversight Mark. We love Paul’s, and more importantly, supporting our local camera stores, which do indeed make awesome prints. They also include Midwest Photo of Columbus, Precision of Austin and Roberts in Indianapolis, which make prints and will develop film for those who still go analog. And if you’re out of town, they’ll ship them to you as well.
Reader Lola notes that she uses Amazon’s Photos app to make her prints. “Very reasonable and no judge in a contest, which I enter monthly, has ever mentioned any problems with the print.“
Our friend Mitch from Scanmyphotos.com agrees with one of my choices. “The one I and my customers like the most for photo reprints and delightful photo gifts—after pictures are digitized—is Mpix! 📸🎉”
Reader Karen mentions that she likes Printque, a lab owned by New York’s Adorama Prints and CanvasPop. “I find canvas photos somehow suit my small living space very well, and let's face it, canvas covers up a wide variety of imperfections, plus you just dust it). I just printed a sunrise 48x32 on canvas and I was terrified, but it looks marvelous above my desk!”
I also love canvas prints because they’re so easy to hang up—all you need are two pushpins. For canvas prints, I like Canvas Discount, which does great work and always seems to be having one big sale after another. On Saturday a huge 20x30 print was selling for $35.
And of course Mark would like you to know that Paul’s also makes beautiful canvas prints too!
Readers: where do you get your prints made?
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