Stars On State

After nearly a week without a post I’m back with a shot from downtown Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia. This last week has been pretty hectic and I’ve not had much time to get out and shoot so I may only have a few posts this week as well.

Bristol is one of those cities that exists in two states. State Street in the ‘old’ downtown portion of Bristol is literally the state line between Tennessee and Virginia. On the Tennessee side of the street sits the Paramount Theater. The Paramount has been operational for decades and often plays host to some of the biggest names in stage and radio. The entrance has been revitalized over the last several years to be more fitting of its stature in the arts community and reflect its reputation.

Gear: Canon EOS 60D, Rokinon 8mm Fisheye

Software: Adobe Lightroom 3, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust 5, Topaz Star Effects

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10 Comments

  1. Adam Allegro May 24, 2012 at 5:36 AM #

    This place looks awesome. Such a beautiful and fantastic entrance! Interesting about that town also, I had no idea!
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  2. Chris Nitz May 22, 2012 at 8:29 AM #

    Man, I need to get a fish! Nice work, Curt :)

  3. Rich McPeek May 22, 2012 at 8:10 AM #

    Very cool shot Curt! Love the fisheye!
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  4. Dave DiCello May 22, 2012 at 8:09 AM #

    Saweeeet fisheye here Curt! I love the lights!
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  5. Jimi Jones May 22, 2012 at 7:52 AM #

    Oh, how cool. I love these border towns, something about them that makes them special. May have to visit this one some day.

    You know I’m a big fan of fisheye shots and this works really well here, Curt. Nice one!
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  6. Edith Levy May 21, 2012 at 11:28 PM #

    Very cool shot Curt. Great use of the fisheye and I love the way you’ve processed the image.
    Edith Levy recently posted…The Dance Studio

  7. Lee Brown May 21, 2012 at 9:13 PM #

    Nice Curt!
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  8. Mark Summerfield May 21, 2012 at 1:30 PM #

    The fish-eye really works well here, Curt. Everything nicely draws the eye to the bank of doors leaving the viewer to wonder what is going on inside.
    Mark Summerfield recently posted…All Saints Episcopal Church, St. Mary’s County, Maryland

  9. Eden May 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM #

    Nice work, Curt
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  10. Steven Perlmutter May 21, 2012 at 9:42 AM #

    The fisheye works great in this shot Curt. Nicely done.
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