Photography United States of America

Sunset Over Atlanta Olympic Park

While in Atlanta last month I stayed at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center which had a balcony with wonderful views overlooking the Centennial Olympic Park. Even though I was jet lagged out of my 13-hour-difference mind I managed to stay awake long enough to grab some nice shots on two consecutive nights…

Dusk in Atlanta
Rainbow Nightfall

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sunset rainbow before – with the fading sunlight reflecting off the glass windows opposite it was a particularly beautiful moment.

Glowing City

On the second night, I attached the camera to the balcony railings using my GorillaPod and took some shots using manual exposure. I was pleased with how the photo below with the sparkling skyscrapers and glowing roads turned out – no post-production adjustment was needed.

Downtown Atlanta

The hotel itself was pretty decent, I especially enjoyed having breakfast brought to my door each morning (American-style bagels and blueberry muffins)! Tip: Sign up for their loyalty program to get free wi-fi and save yourself $10 a night.


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and longs to explore more of this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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