Raleigh Photographs for December 4, 2008

December 4th, 2008

I picked up the new Canon EOS 5D Mark II on Monday (for a capable back-up to my 1Ds Mark III), and one of the features is a full 1080p video mode. Look for more video features in the coming posts.

RBC Plaza from the Capital Bank Plaza

Two Hannover Square at the Convention center entrace

Capital Club Building

Finally a completely lit Raleigh skyline

One, Two Progress Plaza, BB&T

Chargrill View

Future Edison Site

Green BB&T

RBC Plaza Spire

All setbacks lit!

Evening shot of the top of RBC


  1. JRD says:

    December 4th, 2008 at 5:52 pm (#)

    Nice! I love the capitol club bldg. Definitely one of my favorites.

  2. Cedrick says:

    December 4th, 2008 at 6:24 pm (#)

    I love the new video feature!!! Great Pics 🙂

  3. Matt H. says:

    December 4th, 2008 at 7:20 pm (#)

    the video will not load on my browser…good pix though!

  4. Dustin says:

    December 4th, 2008 at 8:33 pm (#)

    The video is using Flash. What browser are you using?

  5. Matt H. says:

    December 4th, 2008 at 9:30 pm (#)

    It wasn’t my browser, it was my firewall…i’m using FireFox 3, but I just went into my firewall and enabled cookies for this site and now it works! =)

  6. Phil says:

    December 4th, 2008 at 10:23 pm (#)

    Matt, that first photo is amazing. Nice job with all of them.

  7. Rudolph T.R.N.R. says:

    December 5th, 2008 at 1:59 am (#)

    Excellent, as always! Can’t wait for the Edison, but Raleigh is looking great without it!

  8. Ernest says:

    December 5th, 2008 at 9:36 am (#)

    Congratulations on your new [backup] camera. The video didn’t play for me – it took too much time to load, so I gave up – but the photos are, once more, amazing. The quality of the images is simply outstanding!!! The fully lit skyline was definitely a treat 🙂

  9. Matt K. says:

    December 6th, 2008 at 4:16 pm (#)

    The video was a bit slow to load for me too – but it’s ok, I know how the shimmer wall looks. 🙂 I like how you can watch the lighting on that wall and even after 5 minutes, the patterns still seem unique. One of the things I love about this site is that Matt’s photography not only captures Raleigh and it’s moments in time very well, but it also leads me to think about each of the buildings in those images – what they are, and what they could be (example, I never gave the Capital Club Bldg much thought until it was isolated in the photo above). I also really love what the Progress Energy building adds to downtown, even though it’s only a mid-rise – if that building had been 25 stories or more, I think it could have have a dramatic impact on the downtown skyline.

    It’s nice to see Hannover Two lit up in full holiday color again, but am I mistaken in believing that there were plans to light up the RBC Plaza spire in holiday color as well? I think it would be cool to see that morph from red to green to white – it’s not too late! We still have over 3 full weeks of December left! 😀 And speaking of RBC Plaza – that top photo is one of the more stunning shots I’ve seen since the building was completed. Great job, Matt!

  10. Lexi says:

    March 26th, 2009 at 2:38 pm (#)

    I would just like to say this album, along with all the others, is outstanding!
    We are all really lucky to be able to see these pictures for free.
    More people should appriciate this site – unlike some of the rude “Raleghite” people on the Obama folder who say and I quote “This is a good site. I would have never brought politics into it though. I am going to have to delete this site” Well don’t let them get to you. I haven’t known this site for that long maybe a month &nd I get on it every day around 2 in Study Hall at Salem Junior High.
    The quality of your photos is amazing, my camera, backup or not, would never have this great of quality, not saying I don’t like it or anything, it just doesn’t have this great of quality.

    Anyways I need to stay on subject, these photographs are abosolutelyy some of the best I have ever seen in my entire life, which hasn’t been that long, but I have been interested in photography since I was three.

    Great Job!

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Raleigh Photographs for December 4, 2008

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