Head to the Sky

Kentmere 400, Minolta Maxxum 700si, Df96, Epson 600, Epson Scan 2

I’ve always been fascinated by the Bank of America Plaza. It stands atop a rise between Midtown and Downtown Atlanta, so one approaching it from the east or west is going uphill. Standing in the valley on North Avenue that nestles the entrance to Old Fourth Ward Park and looking up to the west, one sees the Bank of America Plaza rising above the cresting hill.

I’ve always wanted to capture, in an image, how Bank of America Plaza dominates its surroundings, dwarfing them in a way that seems almost belittling at times. Trying various shooting locations on North Avenue never worked out, as there were always too many cars, people, trees, or buildings blocking the best vantage points. Finally, one morning walking along the BeltLine, I came upon a view of the building that better conveyed what I wanted to express.

The tower juts into the sky, leaving behind challengers as if making a statement that it alone was allowed to commune with the clouds, that the expanse belongs solely to it.







  1. Nice composition. Looks like a rocket prepared for takeoff

    1. Author

      Thanks! I have been trying to get a decent shot of this building for four years.

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