The North Carolina Skyline

November 10th, 2013

I’ve worked on this for a week incorporating over 10 years of my photographs around the state. The original file is over 38,000 pixels wide, 150 layers and 6 gigabytes. Introducing this at $29.99 for a 5″x15″ print.

A night time version can be seen here.

I’ll call this version 1.0. Let me know if you’d like to see anything else included for future revisions.

A zoomable version:


  1. LP says:

    November 10th, 2013 at 6:55 pm (#)

    Awesome print

  2. Connor says:

    November 10th, 2013 at 8:10 pm (#)

    Dang thats so cool

  3. John says:

    November 11th, 2013 at 8:30 am (#)

    You got all the big city skylines across the state combined. Excellent.

  4. Uncle Jesse says:

    November 11th, 2013 at 4:44 pm (#)

    L apartments starts this week.

  5. Eric says:

    November 11th, 2013 at 6:32 pm (#)

    Officially?? That’s great.

  6. mdcooper says:

    November 11th, 2013 at 9:14 pm (#)

    Wow, I love it! Really nice. Have been wanting something like this with just the geography (mountains flattening to the coast) – very cool that you included the skylines too! Showed my friend and she thought it would be cool printed big to hang over a couch or something, are you going to be selling large versions too?
    The only thing I don’t love is the look-out binoculars thingy (I really don’t know the name for this!) between the train and the NC sign under Asheboro. Or maybe I’m missing the significance of it?

  7. Matt says:

    November 11th, 2013 at 9:24 pm (#)

    The viewfinder pairs with the giraffe, both something seen at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. (It also obfuscates the transition of the railroad tracks to the mountainside.)

    I’m working on making larger versions available. My fulfillment company doesn’t offer larger panoramas for some reason!

  8. Uncle Jesse says:

    November 11th, 2013 at 10:07 pm (#)

    Yes, I believe they start work on the 15th which would be Friday.

  9. papa smurf says:

    November 11th, 2013 at 10:14 pm (#)

    Soon we we will have Skyhouse, L, charter square, the Lincoln apartments, at least 2 hotels, Carolina ale house, and possibly a few other apartments underway. 227 Fayetteville is well underway on interior renovations.

  10. Justin says:

    November 12th, 2013 at 12:10 pm (#)

    Very cool, and I know many of us are appreciative of all the hard work! Possible candidates for inclusion?: 1) The Biltmore Estate, 2) Dean Dome, 3) Old Well or Bell Tower (UNC)…..(I’m no UNC fan, however….). 🙂

  11. Dr. Thomas Wayne says:

    November 14th, 2013 at 3:42 am (#)

    Don’t forget Dowdy Ficklen Stadium! Icon of the East.

  12. Dr. Thomas Wayne says:

    November 14th, 2013 at 3:46 am (#)

    Also, I get the point of the Skyline. I think it looks great. My only concern is that the east may be a tad under represented. As a geographer I must say it’s an extremely vital part of our state. maybe a really tall grain silo or something might fit in with the theme?

  13. Brad says:

    November 14th, 2013 at 8:42 am (#)

    I think it looks great, but would have been awesome if Tryon Palace and DF Stadium would have been squeezed in somewhere.

  14. John says:

    November 14th, 2013 at 12:30 pm (#)

    I think Matt was concentrating on the tall buildings, which is what I like.

  15. Dr. Thomas Wayne says:

    November 14th, 2013 at 4:13 pm (#)

    John, you have a good point. It’s just the East takes up so much of the state but is a bit under represented aside from Wilmington. If DFS and Tryon were just squeezed in like Carter Finley and the courthouse it would’ve represented Eastern NC a bit more. Other than that it’s a great print. I would buy one.

  16. John says:

    November 15th, 2013 at 10:56 am (#)

    Charlotte has the best skyline. Raleigh and Winston Salem are next. Greensboro and Durham are good also.

  17. uncle jesse says:

    November 15th, 2013 at 6:25 pm (#)

    Charter Square has surveyors out on-site today. Work is supposedly going to begin early/mid December. Was delayed a couple weeks.
    Soon Charter Square, the L, the Lincoln, Skyhouse, Carolina Ale House, and apparently 3-5 large additional apartment buildings will be coming out of the ground around downtown. Rumors are at least 2 hotels are about to be announced, possibly a third in the next few weeks. 227 Fayettville will be stripping the exterior soon.

  18. Eric says:

    November 15th, 2013 at 7:09 pm (#)

    Apparently the L building started construction today! Finally!!

  19. Jason says:

    February 4th, 2014 at 12:30 am (#)

    Is the PPD building in downtown Wilmington shown here? It’s the tallest in Wilmington.

  20. Keddrick Clark says:

    September 3rd, 2014 at 11:06 pm (#)

    LIGHTHOUSES!! 🙂 You can’t forget North Carolina is known for it’s many lighthouses as well.

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