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Jackson Street Bridge & MLK Art Sculpture

Ok, it's about time we get to the good stuff, and by that I mean the JACKSON STREET BRIDGE!

If you have not already been to this location, you have absolutely seen it because it is the most photographed and iconic skyline view of Atlanta. Countless photographers have captured it beautifully for film, television, commercials, music videos, print and stock imagery. Every evening, photographers, tourists & locals line up on the bridge and wait for the setting sun. This of course means we will surely have company, so be prepared to share the space with possibly many others.

The very best images to take here are long exposures that capture the light trails from traffic entering & exiting the connector at Freedom Parkway below the bridge. You should bring a tripod if you have one (or borrow one). If you haven't shot long exposures before, I will help beginners as much as I can with ISO, aperture & exposure times, as long as you know your way around your camera's manual settings.

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STREET PARKING:

Suggested on Cain Street NE, Jackson Street NE, or John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE
Do NOT leave valuables in your car, observe posted parking signs.

King Memorial MARTA Station

(Walk 1 Mile)

From Marta, walk east on Dekalb Avenue, then go left and walk north on Jackson Street. You will see that Cain Street is very small, and the King Statue is towards Boulevard (to your right or east). The bridge is on Jackson Street, and it's pretty hard to miss.

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  • Vivek

    Lauren thanks for organizing an awesome event. I have been dying to take this shot. I look forward to attending future events with this group.

    2 · July 11, 2014

    • Tom R.

      Your two time-lapse photos are terrific Vivek!

      2 · July 12, 2014

    • lauren h.

      You're welcome, Vivek. It was great seeing you again, and you got some awesome images. :)

      July 12, 2014

  • lauren h.

    Awesome turnout and a beautiful sunset!!

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Stacy S.

    Hey everyone! had a great time meeting and snapping pixs with very awesome photographers.

    2 · July 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my 1st meet up. I had a great time and meet some really nice folks. I look forward to the next outing.

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Sharon

    Lots of fun! Glad I was finally able to make one of the group's meetups.

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Veronique

    Amazing time once again!,The view is sick. Skyline view

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Tom R.

    Terrific! And a beautiful night!

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Tony V.

    Outstanding

    1 · July 11, 2014

  • Tom R.

    Excellent! Weather was perfect.

    2 · July 11, 2014

  • Veronique

    Enroute.......had to pick up peeps

    July 11, 2014

  • Donald

    I parked on Cain st.

    July 11, 2014

  • amy b.

    I am with Lauren now. We are still headed over!!

    July 11, 2014

    • Tony V.

      Are you allowed to park at mlk center?

      July 11, 2014

    • amy b.

      We don't know. There's a lot of on-street parking over there. Heading over in a couple minutes.

      July 11, 2014

  • Tony V.

    I am here weather is nice

    July 11, 2014

  • Tony V.

    Weather looks good in Atlanta not so good in Gwinett

    July 11, 2014

  • Sharon

    Tentative...Will make a decision as it gets closer to my leaving home.

    July 11, 2014

  • Tom R.

    Beautiful in E Cobb now. I'm IN! Hell with the rain!

    2 · July 11, 2014

  • Channah M.

    We're under flash flood warnings in my area so I'm hesitant to head out. So sad to miss this!

    July 11, 2014

  • Butch C.

    I'm still going!

    2 · July 11, 2014

  • Tony V.

    Still on?

    July 11, 2014

  • Trea

    Wish I could make it. Sunset should be amazing after the storm clears.

    July 11, 2014

  • Tom R.

    Yikes. Thunderstorm in Marietta, and forecast for ATL is t-storms beginning around 7. We need the rain, so no bad vibes, but... Thoughts about tonite?

    July 11, 2014

    • Erika

      yea i was wondering if it was still on too ...

      July 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the event still on for this evening?

    July 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm very excited, I found this group. I'm looking forward to this evening.

    July 11, 2014

  • Ronald M.

    I was just there a few weeks ago, and I'm going to forego going to the gym to unit with others. This opportunity I will not miss out on.

    1 · July 10, 2014

    • lauren h.

      Excellent!! I am looking forward to meeting you Ronald. :)

      1 · July 10, 2014

  • Erika

    I am so excited for tomorrow. Cant wait to get some great shots and meet people from this meet up!

    2 · July 10, 2014

    • lauren h.

      Awesome, I am excited too!! Looking forward to seeing you Erika. :)

      1 · July 10, 2014

  • Angel

    So bummed I can't make this! Can't wait to see some of the shots!

    1 · July 10, 2014

    • lauren h.

      I'm sorry Angel that you can't make this one. I look forward to seeing you soon though. :)

      1 · July 10, 2014

  • Vivek

    Looking forward to this. New to the area and have been itching to get back into it.

    1 · July 9, 2014

    • lauren h.

      Looking forward to seeing you Vivek!!

      1 · July 10, 2014

  • Suri M.

    Anyone going from Suwanee?

    July 9, 2014

  • Antoinette S.

    Man I'm really missing out lately....I have an art exhibit that I have to go to with a friend on that day. I hope you get rained out and have to reschedule...lol

    1 · June 27, 2014

    • lauren h.

      Shoot, that stinks. :( Hope you can make the next one, Antionette. Enjoy the art event tho. :)

      June 30, 2014

  • Veronique

    Excited!

    2 · June 27, 2014

    • lauren h.

      Me too!! Looking forward to seeing you again, Veronique. :)

      2 · June 30, 2014

  • Tyrone Webb J.

    I'm going to a play that night :(

    June 27, 2014

    • lauren h.

      Shoot, that's too bad Tyrone. Enjoy the play though. :)

      June 30, 2014

  • Marquee

    I have wanted to take pictures from that bridge for years! I could not find anyone to go with me

    1 · June 27, 2014

    • lauren h.

      Perfect, now you will have an entire entourage to join you:) Looking forward to seeing you Marquee!!

      June 30, 2014

  • Tom R.

    Excellent! I have roamed around there a couple times with my camera. Good venue.

    1 · June 27, 2014

    • lauren h.

      I'm glad you can make this one Tom!! Looking forward to seeing you again. :)

      June 30, 2014

  • Dana S.

    I was just there last weekend and following the Krog Tunnel event; I got some great shots. Look forward to going again with the group.

    1 · June 27, 2014

    • lauren h.

      I noticed you uploaded a photo or 2, very nice shots!! The bridge is always worth the trip. Anytime the sky looks really awesome, I just run out the house with my camera and go shoot it again & again. Looking forward to seeing you again Dana. :)

      June 30, 2014

  • Mary Ann L.

    Thanks, I was there last week. It's a beautiful place to capture the skyline. Old 4th Ward skate park is not far away & fun too.

    1 · June 27, 2014

    • lauren h.

      Hi Mary, the bridge is always fun, I hope we see you there. Also, we visited the O4W skatepark back in April, check out the great shots from the group here:
      http://www.meetup.com...­

      June 30, 2014

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