Raleigh Autumn Colors 2009

November 24th, 2009

Wachovia Building at night
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Hillyer Church with fall colors
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North Carolina State Fair at sunset

Autumn Fletcher Park

RBC Plaza at night
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Oakwood Cemetery Fall colors

Tilt-shift on Cabarrus

View above the train signal at the Boylan Wye

Downtown Raleigh

BB&T and Marriott

Blanket of leaves

Mini Wilmington Street

Orange and Yellow on Hillsborough Street

Wake Co parking deck

City Plaza view of RBC Plaza

US Postal worker along St Marys

Swings at the State Fair




Dorothea Dix overcast day


Raleigh Railroad Tracks
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RBC Plaza peeks into Oakwood Cemetery

Fallen leaves on the ground

High over the brewpub

Downtown from Wake Forest road

Hillsborough St color

Captrust Tower at North Hills

Hovering over the Boylan Aveune bridge


  1. Jonah says:

    November 24th, 2009 at 9:28 pm (#)

    Terrific shots (as always) Matt! My favorites from this series, by far, are “Blanket of leaves” and “Raleigh railroad tracks.” The tilt-shift stuff is amazing … do you have a dedicated lens for that?

  2. JRD says:

    November 24th, 2009 at 10:48 pm (#)

    The pictures with the blurred top and bottom almost made me barf somehow. Ive only had two beers. Maaaaaaaybe thats a factor. I dont know.

  3. Jeff says:

    November 24th, 2009 at 11:08 pm (#)

    perhaps not a postcard, but that one of the cemetery is art. really excellent.

  4. Matt says:

    November 24th, 2009 at 11:08 pm (#)

    Jonah- Yes, I recently bought a new tilt-shift lens primarily for perspective correction and overall sharpness, but it can create that effect as well.


  5. Andy says:

    November 25th, 2009 at 3:05 am (#)

    the captrust building is really awesome, hope to see more perspectives of it in the future

  6. Sam says:

    November 25th, 2009 at 3:23 am (#)

    Beautiful photos, Matt! The colors are so vibrant in some of these (Hillyer Church, Fletcher Park, Hillsborough St., among others) that they almost have a HDR feel.

    I’ve been waiting for this set since the RWO4 photos a month or so ago. I can’t wait to get back to Raleigh in December for a few weeks – thank you for making the wait more bearable!

  7. Ernest says:

    November 25th, 2009 at 10:48 am (#)

    I can only echo what the previous forumers said: Outstanding shots, great vibrant images, beautiful angles (some of them new) and overall an outstanding selection!!! The CAPTRUST Tower is actually a nice building, even though I wish it was taller and thinner – the developer wanted to offer more space per floor – and when NHE is complete it should make a great place to shoot. It already has a decent urban feel to it and maybe Matt would consider exploring that area more 😉 Granted, the NH security guys will not bother him, as they have bothered me in the past…

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone!!!

  8. Paula says:

    November 25th, 2009 at 10:25 pm (#)

    These are beautiful. Have you taken anything in the Moore’s Square area? I work on that block and would love to see some pics from that side of town.

  9. Lee L says:

    December 3rd, 2009 at 5:05 pm (#)

    Man, you are just sick with that tilt-shift. Those shots look so awesome!

    In the Oakwood cemetary picture, how old are the two houses in the center of the frame? I live in pretty much a total modern copy of that in Morrisville.

  10. JRd says:

    December 6th, 2009 at 3:21 pm (#)

    Dorthea Dix overcast day will be an even more amazing shot when they finish the courthouse, and especially Edison.

  11. Luke says:

    December 30th, 2009 at 12:57 pm (#)


    If you’d be interested in coming up to see the view from the 16th and 17th floor of CAPTRUST tower just let me know. On a clear day the Raleigh skyline is quite amazing from up here.

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