Raleigh 2012 Year in Review

December 23rd, 2012
 
 
 
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I present a review of some of my favorite Raleigh photographs from 2012. After your done here, head over to MetroScenes.com for some of the other cities I captured during this year of many travels. Happy Holidays!

New Wake County Justice Center
New Wake County Justice Center
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Les Misérables lighting on Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Les Misérables lighting on Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
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Marble columns on the North Carolina State Legislative Building
Marble columns on the North Carolina State Legislative Building
Two workers rappel to replace the RBC Plaza's sign
Two workers rappel to replace the RBC Plaza’s sign
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Workers on Raleigh's PNC Bank sign at night
Workers on Raleigh’s PNC Bank sign at night
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Foggy night in Raleigh
Foggy night in Raleigh
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Sunrise with downtown Raleigh Skyline and fog
Sunrise with downtown Raleigh Skyline and fog
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Downtown Raleigh in morning fog from Dorothea Dix
Downtown Raleigh in morning fog from Dorothea Dix
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Raleigh Skyline from Progress Energy substation
Raleigh Skyline from Progress Energy substation
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Heck-Andrews House in Raleigh, NC
Heck-Andrews House in Raleigh, NC
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Red-tailed hawk sits atop PNC Plaza with the full moon
Red-tailed hawk sits atop PNC Plaza with the full moon
Above the rim at NCSU Basketball practice court
Above the rim at NCSU Basketball practice court
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Betty Magnolia or Saucer blooming with the Raleigh Skyline
Betty Magnolia or Saucer blooming with the Raleigh Skyline
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Pink Chinese fringe and Japanese Cherry Blossom blooming with Raleigh Skyline
Pink Chinese fringe and Japanese Cherry Blossom blooming with Raleigh Skyline
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Raleigh's BB&T Building with pink tree bloom in the spring
Raleigh’s BB&T Building with pink tree bloom in the spring
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Raleigh's Oakwood residents welcome the SunTrust Tower from Durham during the slow move
Raleigh’s Oakwood residents welcome the SunTrust Tower from Durham during the slow move
Durham's SunTrust Tower seen in the Raleigh Skyline after the move
Durham’s SunTrust Tower seen in the Raleigh Skyline after the move
The Sphere "Daily Planet" at the Nature Research Center
The Sphere “Daily Planet” at the Nature Research Center
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Raleigh Skyline seen from Nature Research Center Skybridge
Raleigh Skyline seen from Nature Research Center Skybridge
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Research Center at night
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Research Center at night
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Rainbow over Raleigh, North Carolina
Rainbow over Raleigh, North Carolina
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Downtown Raleigh seen from Mt. Hope Cemetery
Downtown Raleigh seen from Mt. Hope Cemetery
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Sculpture inside RDU
Sculpture inside RDU
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Downtown Raleigh at dusk
Downtown Raleigh at dusk
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Looking up at PNC Plaza - Raleigh
Looking up at PNC Plaza – Raleigh
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Riders prepare to pedal Raleigh's Trolley Pub
Riders prepare to pedal Raleigh’s Trolley Pub
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Daytime lightning strike silhouettes Raleigh from Boylan Avenue
Daytime lightning strike silhouettes Raleigh from Boylan Avenue
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Rainbow over downtown Raleigh on August 1, 2012
Rainbow over downtown Raleigh on August 1, 2012
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Lightning strikes from July 28, 2012 Storm
Lightning strikes from July 28, 2012 Storm
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Colorful sky and sunset over downtown Raleigh
Colorful sky and sunset over downtown Raleigh
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Low clouds rush past downtown buildings
Low clouds rush past downtown buildings
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Walkway at Falls Lake, North Raleigh
Walkway at Falls Lake, North Raleigh
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Oakwood Mercury with settled fall leaves
Oakwood Mercury with settled fall leaves
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Yellow fall colors on Blount Street
Yellow fall colors on Blount Street
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Fall colors from NC State - 2012
Fall colors from NC State – 2012
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Yellow leaves at the Wake County Office Building
Yellow leaves at the Wake County Office Building
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Raleigh heart bokeh
Raleigh heart bokeh
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Overflowing tree trunk in Raleigh
Overflowing tree trunk in Raleigh
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Full moon and Jupiter over the Raleigh skyline
Full moon and Jupiter over the Raleigh skyline
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City traffic with downtown Raleigh from Western Boulevard Overpass
City traffic with downtown Raleigh from Western Boulevard Overpass
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Raleigh Capitol Christmas Tree
Raleigh Capitol Christmas Tree
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Raleigh Christmas Tree on Fayetteville Street
Raleigh Christmas Tree on Fayetteville Street
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Raleigh 2012 Year in Review

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  • Sam Lee

    Bravo, Matt; looking forward to the beauty you’re able to capture in 2013.  Happy holidays!

  • John

    Thanks for sharing your great photographs. Maybe Raleigh will get a new tower downtown someday for you to
    include in your photographs. I checked out your Metro Scenes and there are a lot of excellent pictures there also.
    Wish you and your wife and Beau the best in 2013.

  • JAY

    Great pics, unfortunately Raleigh has one of the worst skylines in the country and it just sucks every time I think about it… damn!

  • http://www.raleighmsa.com/ Ernest

    Matt, this year was yet-another year that you can be proud of. Your photography is something that all your visitors seem to treasure, and I am no exception. Outstanding quality, especially with regards to the thing that matters the most: composition. Every image has a story to tell, and you seem to capture that story better than other photographers, although there are definitely some great photographers in the area. Raleigh’s skyline is still uninspiring and refuses us the right to cheer, but your photography keeps some enthusiasm alive. The image titled “Sunrise with downtown Raleigh Skyline and fog” is one of my favorites.

    Thanks for making 2012 a great year for us. Keep up the good work and don’t give up on Raleigh. I wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year.

    Beth: Thanks for being supportive of Matt’s interest in protogrraphy. If you were not as supportive, these images might not have been captured, so we owe you, as well :)

  • william turner

    hiii

  • Steve

    Wow, that picture from the Nature Research Center Bridge is actually much nicer than I’d expected. Wonderful set, as always. 

  • Connor

    Your pics are really creative and inspiring…I wish our skyline was better though. So many projects were cancelled. Can’t wait 4 the 2013 ones :)

  • JRD

    Connor,
    I wouldnt expect anything before 2016 as far as skyline altering projects are concerned.

  • Connor

    Ya, probably wont be :(. As far as 2013 I meant his pics though ;)

  • Connor

    My biggest hope for a skyscraper was the Eddison. Cant believe it never worked out, uhhhhh.

  • Connor

    Hey Matt, when there gonna b new pics?
    Soon?

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