More Perspectives from the New Tripod

September 3rd, 2009
A recent crystal clear day meant another go for the 24 foot tall tripod. Raleigh, NC Skyline
High above Raleigh’s front door on a clear day

Wachovia Capitol Center and RBC Plaza peek over Dillon Supply Warehouse

Elevated fisheye perspective of the Raleigh Convention Center along McDowell Street

New angle on downtown at Lenior and Dawson Streets

RBC Plaza from 333 Coporate Plaza

Towering above the Depot

Two Progress Plaza

Moonlight from the Brewpub

Soaring over the former Metropolitan site

Looking south from Capital Bank Plaza

24 feet above Dix Hill

The West at North

Rooftop diners


Raleigh from above the Western Boulevard Bridge

From Dorothea Dix

Sim City


  1. Anonymous says:

    September 3rd, 2009 at 10:03 am (#)


    Just when we thought that it couldn’t get any better, you launch another attack, from 24ft above, and leave us dead on the ground!!! This is an AMAZING new collection and I am truly glad that you took advantage of these beautiful days to take some more shots. Impossible to choose favorites, but if hard-pressed I would say that the RBC Plaza from 333 Corporate Plaza and the Two Progress Energy shots were simply fantastic!!!

    Thanks for continuing to share your outstanding images with us.

  2. Anonymous says:

    September 3rd, 2009 at 10:21 am (#)

    Hi Matt, I’ve been enjoying your photographs for months…can I invite you to snap a few shots from the roof-top of West?

  3. Anonymous says:

    September 3rd, 2009 at 6:43 pm (#)

    wow, more already. what a treat! you’re the reason i fell in love with Raleigh and picked here of all the places in America to move to. you just make it look so beautiful, it really makes me appreciate the city in ways i never would’ve. thanks!

  4. Anonymous says:

    September 3rd, 2009 at 6:44 pm (#)

    also, where are those rooftop diners?

  5. Anonymous says:

    September 3rd, 2009 at 8:15 pm (#)

    It’s the Hive, upstairs from Busy Bee on Wilmington.

  6. Anonymous says:

    September 4th, 2009 at 7:34 am (#)

    I really like the Lenoir and Dawson angle….with the help of the Edison project and a few fillers that would be a great look for Raleigh.

    Thanks Matt!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    September 4th, 2009 at 7:37 am (#)

    Too bad Two Progress Plazza isn’t taller or in a better viewing position. It is one of the better looking buildings in DT Raleigh.

  8. Anonymous says:

    September 4th, 2009 at 6:06 pm (#)

    i second that…

  9. Anonymous says:

    September 4th, 2009 at 6:07 pm (#)

    also, thanks Bub, we’re heading there tonight since i know the name now!

  10. Anonymous says:

    September 22nd, 2009 at 1:27 pm (#)

    Good lord, that is AMAZING! On paper, 24 feet doesn’t sound like a great deal, but it really makes a huge difference. I love comparing the two shots from Dorothea Dix. Getting some altitude through and over that treeline does wonders for the perspective. Nice investment, Matt!

    Emanuel, second your thought on Progress Energy Two. I love the roofline on that building, it would have looked really impressive with another 10 floors or so.

  11. Anonymous says:

    November 12th, 2009 at 2:54 pm (#)

    All I have to say is amazing!!!!!!

  12. Anonymous says:

    January 2nd, 2010 at 11:28 am (#)

    really? how many times can you take pictures of the same building. let it go already. raleighs 3 buildings arent that impressive. take your tripod and come visit charlotte if you can find your way past the raleigh city limits signs. (take I40/85 West!!!!!)

  13. Anonymous says:

    January 2nd, 2010 at 12:22 pm (#)

    ^trolls are funny looking…

  14. Anonymous says:

    January 2nd, 2010 at 2:29 pm (#)

    Normally I would agree but the work is excellent!! He makes Raleigh look good with plenty potential..Fans of other city skylines should be jealous of his work..

  15. Anonymous says:

    August 12th, 2010 at 10:33 pm (#)

    Great views
    are you using the guy wires or anchoring with sand bags for additional stability I find with my stand it can get a little sketchy rvrn in the slightest wind. Nice work it makes me miss Raleigh!

  16. Anonymous says:

    January 9th, 2012 at 4:56 pm (#)

    Nice to see some New Angle Matt!!!!

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