Truck Fire on I-75 Southbound

Truck fire 1I came across this truck fire today (about 6 p.m.) on the way home from Atlanta, southbound in Interstate 75, near exit 228 in Stockbridge. There appeared to be no injuries. But what’s crazy is that while firefighters were extinguishing the blaze, something inside the truck exploded like fireworks (see below). The truck was pulling a trailer owned by Ira Higdon grocery stores, based in Cairo, Ga.

Luckily, I was able to get in front of the truck before the blocked off the interstate, I can only imagine how far this backed traffic up. I’m just glad no one was injured. Continue reading

Chipper Jones Number Retirement

Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones during a ceremony retiring his number at Turner Field.On Friday, The Ted was sold out, but it wasn’t because fans came only to see the Braves take on the Diamondbacks. People packed into every possible crevasse (and then some) to see their beloved Chipper step on the grass for perhaps the last time. Chipper, who played all of his 19 MLB seasons with the Braves, retired from the game last year, and they retired his famous No. 10 during a pre-game ceremony.
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Photos of the Year 2013

Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia (27) blocks a shot by Indian Pacers' Tyler Hansbrough at Philips Arena.

Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia (27) blocks a shot by Indian Pacers’ Tyler Hansbrough at Philips Arena.

I cannot believe that 2012 is over! It was wonderful to be a part of, witness, and capture so many cool things. I still have a long way to go in this profession for sure, but I believe I was able to make a couple of decent frames in the past 12 months. My goals for 2013 include trying to learn more from seasoned pros — you know, those folks who seem to produce stellar work on almost a daily basis.

Anyways, below is a selection of what I consider to be my best photos of 2012.

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Chick-fil-A: Praise and Protest

From left: Deanna Atkinson, 50, Jacob Aberle, 24, and Jesse Irvin, 21, all from Atlanta, protest outside the CNN Center in downtown Atlanta on August 3, 2012.

I witnessed both sides of the Chick-fil-A debate this week, photographing the customer appreciation day on Wednesday and kiss in protests on Friday. It was simply amazing to watch a restaurant catapult to the center of the collective American dialogue in such a short amount of time. Below are a collection of photographs from the two events.
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