Grandfather sculpture by Don Haugen 1999

While visiting Chattanooga we visited the Bluff View Art District. We toured a couple of museums and had lunch at local restaurant named Rembrandt’s. After lunch we walked over to the River Gallery. Outside the Gallery is a bronze statue of an older man with a little girl. The sculpture is titled “Grandfather” and was made in 1999 by Don Haugen of Georgia.

I thought that I’d play around with HDR processing.  The following images are of several buildings that we visited in the city. The images are single exposures and were processed using NiK’s HDR Eflex Pro 2.


The Cornerstone Community Bank

The Cornerstone Community Bank



The Tower Steeple

The Tower Steeple


The Tower Steeple and wall were part of the First Methodist Church started in 1881 and dedicated in 1885. In 1967 the congregation merged with Centenary Methodist Church.


The Dome Building

The Dome Building on Georgia Street



The Pickle Barrel

The Pickle Barrel on Market Street




  1. Edith Levy July 13, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    Phillip your images are wonderful. You did a great job with the HDR processing. Love them all

    • Phillip July 13, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

      Thank you Edith. I’m fairly new to HDR, and still have some learning ahead of me.

  2. Len Saltiel July 14, 2011 at 5:09 am #

    Very nice photos Phillip. I’ve never been to Chattanooga and your images give me an excellent look at the architecture. I think I will need to visit.

    • Phillip July 14, 2011 at 7:17 am #

      Thank you Len. We enjoy visiting Chattanooga. They also some caverns up on Raccoon Mountain. About nine or ten years ago we took a day hike inside one and I wondered if I ever would come out again.

  3. Eden July 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    Good stuff 🙂

    • Phillip July 15, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

      Thanks Eden I appreciate it!

  4. Jimi Jones July 15, 2011 at 3:19 am #

    Wonderful processing, Phillip!
    What a nice post. Love the write up and all of the images look great.

    As you know, I’m a fan of Nik’s HDR Efex and think it’s a very nice package.

    That “Dome Building” is my fav here, simply because of it’s architectural styling. All of the shots came out great.

    Well done, my friend. 🙂

    • Phillip July 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

      Thanks Jimi, that really means a lot! I read somewhere that when the Dome Building was first built that it was the city’s tallest building at six stories. I guess that it was the dome that put it on top! It is a pretty building.

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