Downtown Raleigh Weekly Photo Series – April 9,2008

April 9th, 2008

I’ve decided to to try a weekly photo series rather than a main monthly version to keep the photos fresh. The plan is to release at least 10 photographs each Wednesday (providing I can keep up). Let me know if you prefer this format!

The City of Raleigh, overprocessed.

Train crosses Hargett Street

Raleigh Skyline from Rock Quarry Road, ITB

The framework of the RBC Plaza Condominium crown sits atop the 34th floor.

Looking north on Fayetteville street towards the NC State Capitol at night.

RBC does its best to contribute to the skyline.

Raleigh Skyline from Dorothea Dix

Intersection of Hargett and Blount

Steel trusses invade Raleigh.

Flowers at the NC Farmers Market.

Upper portion of the Wachovia Building.

Green finally returns to Raleigh with the help of April showers.

I finally achieved Lvl 99!

RBC Plaza construction lights reflect off of Wachovia.

Streaming traffic from South Saunders

Detailed crop of lightning over Raleigh.

A 480 foot tower will rise here (Soleil Center Site).


  1. John says:

    April 9th, 2008 at 7:00 am (#)

    I like the idea of a weekly series. I appreciate all your excellent work on this site. As usual, the photos are great.

  2. Ernest says:

    April 9th, 2008 at 7:37 am (#)


    I know how tough it will be to keep up with a weekly series, but the demand is well worth it :LOL: People here see the best and want this to continue in shorter time intervals. I mean, can you blame us for demanding more 🙂 As for this series of photos, I am not sure there will be a single individual who won’t be satisfied!!! Every single image has something to say, but the next to last image is simply out of this world. It reminds me of Darth Sidius/Senator Palpatine, in Star Wars. I am sure you can see why.

    Thanks for your commitment to excellence and for keeping us happy.

  3. Lisa Jeffries says:

    April 9th, 2008 at 7:55 am (#)

    Excellent as always! Just out of curiosity (and this maybe be elsewhere on the site) – what type/model camera are you working with? Same for all or a few for fun?

    All the best,

  4. Ari from Clayton says:

    April 9th, 2008 at 2:37 pm (#)

    Very (x100) nice. I also enjoy the idea of a weekly series. I mean, one a month was great, but once a week is gonna ROCK. Also, I think all of us out here in Clayton could use your photography skills. Sure, we have no actual skyline, and our tallest buildings are apartment complexes, but we need pix! Plus I think that the Town of Clayton would pay a lot of money for photos of their town. I’m serious the position of mayor only pays $7000 a year! They have PLENTY of money! Anyway, great job, looking forward to next week ^_^

  5. JR says:

    April 9th, 2008 at 2:56 pm (#)

    Lvl 99 is my favorite in this one.

  6. brandon says:

    April 9th, 2008 at 3:27 pm (#)

    the first shot is sooo blue, i love it

  7. Unique1 says:

    April 9th, 2008 at 6:10 pm (#)

    Nice as always!

  8. Emanuel says:

    April 9th, 2008 at 9:31 pm (#)

    How do you improve on PERFECTION Matt? What type of magic do you do on these photos. They are out of this world. How do you find all these new angles that make Raleigh look better than what most give Raleigh credit for? Please come to NYC and do the same.

    I would love a weekly series.

  9. Matt says:

    April 9th, 2008 at 10:23 pm (#)

    Thanks everyone.

    Lisa, I currently shoot with a Canon 5D and an assortment of 7 different lenses.

    Emanuel, I don’t know if you saw my NYC shots from last September…they can be seen here:

  10. Anonymous says:

    April 9th, 2008 at 11:44 pm (#)

    weekly photos would be very nice 🙂 thanks Matt!

  11. T says:

    April 10th, 2008 at 8:23 am (#)

    Great photos as always! I have relocated to Charlotte, but left my heart in Raleigh. I check the site often! I’m in town now though, and drove past the Capitol last night to see someone taking pictures of the monuments…my first thought was the photo series!

  12. Sam says:

    April 10th, 2008 at 9:19 am (#)

    Matt, your work is phenomenal! I always get a bit giddy when I check RS to find a new series… weekly additions will be sure to brighten my mood even more frequently! Thanks for the great shots.

  13. Dustin says:

    April 10th, 2008 at 9:22 am (#)

    JR, any insight on what the lvl 99 is about? Matt and I wonder what’s up with that.

  14. JR says:

    April 10th, 2008 at 10:59 am (#)

    Just graffiti I guess – although maybe the artist was thinking the same thing Matt was when he laid eyes upon the view from there.

  15. Anonymous says:

    April 10th, 2008 at 8:05 pm (#)

    LVL99 is the max level for your characters in most of final fantasy rpg series, maybe thats the reference, or at least thats what came to my mind when I saw it 😛

  16. Anonymous says:

    April 12th, 2008 at 5:07 pm (#)

    Love the idea of a weekly update! Thanks for the great photos! They keep us hopeful as we look forward to moving to the area!

  17. Drew says:

    April 17th, 2008 at 10:23 pm (#)

    Amazing pictures as usual. I like the idea of you doing this, it shows the charm that Raleigh has!

  18. Connor says:

    February 19th, 2013 at 11:25 am (#)

    Great pictures as usual…U do prefer this format more. 🙂

  19. Connor says:

    February 19th, 2013 at 11:26 am (#)

    I do, not u, srry.

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