9 photos from a year in atlanta

It's been a year since I moved to Atlanta, and within that year, I've collected quite a few photos of my new city. Wandering with my camera is something I enjoy and being in an unfamiliar place is even better. While I've gotten fairly familiar with many areas after almost a year, there's still so much exploring to do and things to see. Here are some of my favorite photos of ATL from the past year and here's to many more in my next year!

I remember driving by this vacant building on Northside Drive a few weeks into my new job on the Westside. I remember saying, I really want to take a photo of that sign. It took a couple of weeks for whatever reason, but I finally stopped and snapped my photo. It just says "southern" to me and I love the way the light falls and creates that shadow diagonally across the front.

I remember driving by this vacant building on Northside Drive a few weeks into my new job on the Westside. I remember saying, I really want to take a photo of that sign. It took a couple of weeks for whatever reason, but I finally stopped and snapped my photo. It just says "southern" to me and I love the way the light falls and creates that shadow diagonally across the front.

Since moving to Atlanta, I've become more aware of shadows and how the light falls across surfaces and the beauty they create. This shot of the Varsity is one example. again, it's another driveby shot, one i would notice everyday and would kick myself for not stopping until finally one day i did. 

Since moving to Atlanta, I've become more aware of shadows and how the light falls across surfaces and the beauty they create. This shot of the Varsity is one example. again, it's another driveby shot, one i would notice everyday and would kick myself for not stopping until finally one day i did. 

told you so. i became obsessed with shadows and notice them everywhere now.

told you so. i became obsessed with shadows and notice them everywhere now.

i took a day off work the friday before my birthday weekend and rode marta downtown. i'm glad i did, because not only did i get this amazing shot that doesn't even look like it's downtown atlanta, but it intrigued the guy i'm now dating so much that he just had to ask me out to get to know the kind of person who would spend a day off wandering downtown atlanta willingly!

i took a day off work the friday before my birthday weekend and rode marta downtown. i'm glad i did, because not only did i get this amazing shot that doesn't even look like it's downtown atlanta, but it intrigued the guy i'm now dating so much that he just had to ask me out to get to know the kind of person who would spend a day off wandering downtown atlanta willingly!

I just love how everything in this photo comes together, especially the colors and patterns. 

I just love how everything in this photo comes together, especially the colors and patterns. 

Running, walking, biking--sometimes with a purpose, sometimes without. No matter the form, the Atlanta Beltline's East Side Trail is one of my favorite places in the city for recreation, wandering and people-watching. It's always filled with people running, walking and biking and enjoying the city just like I am.

Running, walking, biking--sometimes with a purpose, sometimes without. No matter the form, the Atlanta Beltline's East Side Trail is one of my favorite places in the city for recreation, wandering and people-watching. It's always filled with people running, walking and biking and enjoying the city just like I am.

this might just be my favorite handpainted sign in the city.

this might just be my favorite handpainted sign in the city.

it's pink and i'm a millennial...enough said.

it's pink and i'm a millennial...enough said.

i was walking down euclid and i saw this scene out of the corner of my eye. i had to slyly adjust my camera quickly so as not to be spotted. as i neared, i snapped two shots. it wasn't until i got further down the street that i checked to see if either came out. luckily, one did and it's definitely one of my favorite street shots i've captured so far. it perfectly captures the spirit of my neighborhood, little five points.

i was walking down euclid and i saw this scene out of the corner of my eye. i had to slyly adjust my camera quickly so as not to be spotted. as i neared, i snapped two shots. it wasn't until i got further down the street that i checked to see if either came out. luckily, one did and it's definitely one of my favorite street shots i've captured so far. it perfectly captures the spirit of my neighborhood, little five points.