Tennessee Theater | Knoxville, TN

I originally posted this on my flickr account , jimservies | photography and thought it would make a good blog entry for today. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did shooting it.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Shot Info:
Nikon D300 | Tokina 11-16 (16mm) ƒ/2.8 (1/2s ƒ/2.8) | ISO 200 | Post-processing: Adobe Lightroom 2.5

Best Viewed Large on Black (Click Here)

There are so many great photos of Gay Street and the Tennessee Theater that I found it difficult to put my perspective and “DNA” on something new. Many admired photographers have produced inspiring photos of Gay Street and the Tennessee Theater that I’m hesitant to even post this. And honestly, I’m just not sure how I feel about it at this moment?

I set out early (5:00 a.m.) last Thursday morning (01-07-10) in the freezing cold (15°) snowy weather to hopefully find a desolate downtown Knoxville. Of course, I did. I mean really, who in their right mind would go out in such crazy conditions? Me! :~)

My hope was to produce a color version of a somewhat snowy Gay Street, remaining Christmas Lights and definitely include the Tennessee Theater signage. Of the sixty or so shots I made, I still wasn’t totally satisfied with the results. And basically, my near frost-bit hands had enough. I know … Sissy. :~)

This high-contrast B/W version (color version available) is the one I like the best – at least for today. I hope you enjoy it too. Please see links below for more information.

Thanks for viewing.

Jim

Historic Tennessee Theater

National Register of Historic Places

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