Category Archives: Buckhead

Twisted Tree – Chattahoochee Nature Trail

I love this tree along the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area trail.  I’m usually running when back there so never have my camera and certainly not my tripod.  I took both out for a hike on Friday afternoon and got a picture of this twisted tree.

How I did it:

ISO 100
5 exposures 1/30 sec – 1/500 sec
Shot on Tripod
Processed in Photomatix Pro 5 & Lightroom

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Twisted Tree - Chattahoochee Nature Trail Atlanta


Carson Matthews


PRUMC Soccer at the Atlanta International School

This past weekend our son’s PRUMC soccer team the Ninjas played their game at the Atlanta International School fields in Buckhead.  What an amazing venue for a soccer game!  The fields are all turf, the historic buildings hover over the fields, and on this day the sky was just perfect.  Here is a shot of the back of the school and some action shots.

Atlanta International School Soccer Fields

PRUMC Soccer

PRUMC Soccer

Atlanta Supermoon

Last night I headed over to the North Fulton Golf Course in Chastain Park to capture some pictures of the supermoon.  This vantage point gave me a great look at the moon along with a view of the Buckhead skyline.

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Stone Stairway at the Master Grill

This stone stairway is part of the Master Grill in Chastain Park.  The Master Grill was developed in the 1920’s under the leadership of William L. Monroe Sr., a master stonesman.  This is a 5 file HDR image processed in Photomatix Pro and Lightroom.  This photo was done for the 2013 Weekly Photo Challenge I am taking part in this year.  You can read more about Chastain Park in an article I wrote for Buckhead Patch 

NIkon D800, ISO 100, f/11
NIkon D800, ISO 100, f/11

Reflection of Blurred Lights at Zoe’s Kitchen

The other night we were having dinner at Zoe’s Kitchen  and while waiting for the kids to finish eating I started messing around with my camera.  I got this shot of the restaurant lights in the reflection of the window along with the street lights outside.  I was manually focusing and blurred out the lights and it came out pretty cool.

Blurred Light Reflection - Carson Matthews Photography

Beautiful Atlanta Sky From Phipps Plaza

I have tried to capture this shot before and was stopped by security.  This time I stayed in my car and was able to get the image I was looking for.  The clouds and sky were pretty amazing for about 3 minutes, then it was gone…  This is a 3 exposure HDR processed in SNS-HDR Pro and Lightroom.  The Church on the left is Wieuca Baptist Church and the building on the right is the Ritz Carlton Residences.

ISO 320 @ 24mm, f16

Wieuca Road Baptist Church and Ritz Carlton Residences