The Majestic: Symbol of Decades
The Majestic Diner is a landmark of Atlanta (say it right, "Atlanna") near downtown for decades. Their motto is "Food That Pleases Since 1929." And as a customer, I can say it certainly does. If you find yourself in Atlanta make the Majestic a 'must stop' dining experience.
To pull this off I used a tripod, set my ISO to 100 and my aperture to the highest number on my camera color temp to K5000 (I should have shot in RAW as well but forget to enable that!). Then I used the shutter speed to adjust the exposure. I did shots at 10 seconds (which is what the light meter said). Then 8, 4, and 2. Why? I wanted to get the neon perfectly showing the glow and the color with no flare. There really is no way to know the correct exposure which is why you have go from the extremes and then evaluate in Photoshop. Why low ISO and high F-stop? I wanted the sharpest possible image. View the full size version link below.
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Our world is filled with many signs that we often do not notice anymore. Tattoos and labels on clothes, traffic signals and hand gestures. Everyone, and everything, is constantly communicating without words. Even the aliens are leaving messages in crop-circles. You can approach this week's challenge from various angles. You can decide to photograph a real sign, for example a road sign, a logo on a bicycle, the name of a restaurant or a "Beware of the dog" sign. Or you can photograph something that represents something. Migrating birds is a sign that the seasons are changing, a baby's footstep is a sign that he is starting to walk and grey hair is a sign that it is time to visit the hairdresser!