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dimebag1980

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dimebag1980    17

Yeah I know it's not a huge city like Houston or Chicago, but it's got a city population of around 200,000 and metro of 400,000 so it's a decent size. Anyway, I have posted these pics on the Louisiana forum but figured I would share them here as well. Below you will find skyline views from many different directions, as well as some ground-level urban views. Please enjoy!

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NCB    1

Great pictures, Brian! I really like the 1st, 5th, and 9th pictures! :thumbsup:

I thought I'd add a couple of my skyline shots as well. :)

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dimebag1980    17

You da man, Nate! I love the fact that you've been able to take photos that I haven't before. I find that, taking pictures of objects in front of your car isn't hard... just use the steering wheel to steady the cam, considering the road surface is smooth (which, as we both know, can be tough in Louisiana!) But I love both of your I-220 pictures. That shot with the Red River in the foreground, as you cross from Shreveport to Bossier, is one of my favorite views. Since we recently moved to the east side of the metro, when my father-in-law last came to visit we took him that way. That was just before Christmas, and the entire downtown was lit up... and on top of that, the neon from the casino hotels made that just the most awesome view. He was certainly impressed!

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dimebag1980    17

Thanks guys.

That one photo looks awesome as a Desktop wallpaper. If only I hadn't made it so small you could get the full effect. Either way, check this out...

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Mith242    69

I seem to have missed this topic when you first posted it. How did you get that one shot that looks pretty high up?

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dimebag1980    17

I seem to have missed this topic when you first posted it. How did you get that one shot that looks pretty high up?

Oh I took that from atop the 950 ft. Shreveport World Trade Center, of course. Yeah, boy do I wish!!

Actually when my wife took an aerial photo tour of one of her large-scale residential developments last year, she took that photo for me. :) She actually took quite a few for me from the downtown area, but this one didn't turn out blurry like the rest.

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dimebag1980    17

Some photos I took around downtown Shreveport as well as around the Veterans' Memorial today:

Downtown photos...

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Veterans' Memorial photos...

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NCB    1

Great new photos, Brian! :thumbsup:

A great mix of modern, grit, and natural! And I really like the Veterans Memorial.

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dimebag1980    17

Great new photos, Brian! :thumbsup:

A great mix of modern, grit, and natural! And I really like the Veterans Memorial.

Thank you, sir. :) The memorial is about 2 miles south of downtown on the Clyde Fant Parkway, at the disk golf course.

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Lone Ranger    0

I'm sure somebody has made mention of this before, but your tallest in Shreveport bears a certain similarity to a building in Indianapolis.

Shreveport's tallest (364 feet, 1986):

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First Indiana Plaza, Indianapolis (401 feet, 1988):

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Do you see what I see?

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dimebag1980    17

I'm sure somebody has made mention of this before, but your tallest in Shreveport bears a certain similarity to a building in Indianapolis.

Shreveport's tallest (364 feet, 1986):

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First Indiana Plaza, Indianapolis (401 feet, 1988):

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Do you see what I see?

Oh yes, I'd forgotten all about that! :lol:

I recall seeing that building while in Indianapolis a few years ago, though I didn't get a real close-up look at it.

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dimebag1980    17

It was a great July 4th in Shreveport. I headed out early in the evening to get my spot for the fireworks show. A couple of storms rolled right past us as we waited, but they missed us... barely.

I think I did okay, for being my first time taking fireworks photos with my new camera. The tripod was a little crooked, because I had a hard time leveling it on the overpass. The overpass was sloping in 2 different directions, so it was very difficult to work around (for a novice.) In the first two photos, I was holding the camera in my hands. In every one after that, it was on the tripod.

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And then there was the "grand finale."

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Lone Ranger    0

Oh yes, I'd forgotten all about that! :lol:

I recall seeing that building while in Indianapolis a few years ago, though I didn't get a real close-up look at it.

FWIW, I like Shreveport's tower better -- hard to explain, but it just seems to me like there's more to the design. Yours makes better use of its height: it looks taller, even though the Indianapolis building is really the taller of the two. And if all else fails, don't forget to say that your building came first! :shades:

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dimebag1980    17

FWIW, I like Shreveport's tower better -- hard to explain, but it just seems to me like there's more to the design. Yours makes better use of its height: it looks taller, even though the Indianapolis building is really the taller of the two. And if all else fails, don't forget to say that your building came first! :shades:

Yeah, to be completely honest, had you not posted that the Indianapolis building was 400+ feet, I wouldn't have known. But then again, I've seen it mostly in photos and only twice in person... but from quite a distance. And it really doesn't look that tall against the rest of the Indy skyline to me.

I prefer Shreveport's AmSoth building as well, and I'm not saying that just because I live here but because I think it's just a cool design.

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MJLO    342

you know I gotta say, I never really knew much, or heard much about Shreveport, until SBCmetroguy, got on here and started promoting it so Shamelessly. Damn, that city has got a downtown look that some cities would die for. Great pics guys, I need to get my butt that way.

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richyb83    960

I don't understand ? I did not see any of my post on the tread. I know I have made numerous comments on all those nice pics before.

Thanks for sharing those pics Brian, you do a great job of representing Shreveport/Bossier City. You make me feel like I had just taken a grand tour of the city !

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dimebag1980    17

I don't understand ? I did not see any of my post on the tread. I know I have made numerous comments on all those nice pics before.

Thanks for sharing those pics Brian, you do a great job of representing Shreveport/Bossier City. You make me feel like I had just taken a grand tour of the city !

Hey, Richy. Maybe you posted to them in the Shreveport-Bossier forum rather than here?

Either way, thanks man.

And MJLO... thanks to you as well.

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dimebag1980    17

Took another photo tour of my city's downtown today...

Here are some photos of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church property...

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I'm assuming the small house in these shots is the church parsonage.

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