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Best Shot Of Downtown Columbia

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Very nice! I'm guessing that was taken somewhere over near the 77 loop and I-26? Good stuff. I noticed a great (farther away) view of the skyline last week when visiting a friend's house -- from White Knoll High School. Very cool view from there... may post a pic eventually.

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Matthew that's what I was thinking. It does remind me of Atlanta but w/o all the highrises.

and your'e right emerging it was taken off of I-77 beltway, however I didn'y take the photo. I'd love to see that pic of the skyline out by White Knoll!

I really like that photo b/c most pics you see of the skyline only show the cluster of buildings in the middle of the skyline. This pic gives you the entire view.

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Nice! That is definately a great view of Columbia's skyline. I've never thought about it looking like Atlanta before, but it kinda does. I like how you can see the BofA Plaza and the federal buliding (far left- white), which are not seen in most pictures of Columbia. Too bad there aren't any 500 footers :) I think That Columbia needs a bulding with a spire, or at least an angled roof of some sort (kinda like BofA in Atlanta).

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Hey... I just found this site while surfing for pictures of downtown Columbia.

I thought I'd share a few that I took.

This one is from Finlay park... I had to snap about 50 pics in continuous mode to get this shot with the lightning illuminating everything.

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This one is from the West Columbia side of the riverwalk.

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And last, but not least....

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Now these have been photoshopped a little... In the first pic, I photoshopped out the chess tables and some power lines. In the second pic, I took out the Dick Smith billboard, cleaned up some power lines, and cloned out a tree. In the third, I took out a part of the ledge of the parking garage that I took that from.

These are lo-res small pics. I have higher res versions of all of them. I just wanted to be "modem-friendly" ;)

Let me know what you think.

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Awesome pics! I hope you'll stick around and be part of our little group... at least long enough to share some more cool photos. :)

These are awesome images. Nice Photoshopping! That Dick Smith billboard has GOT TO GO! :)

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Awesome pics! I hope you'll stick around and be part of our little group... at least long enough to share some more cool photos. :) 

These are awesome images. Nice Photoshopping!  That Dick Smith billboard has GOT TO GO! :)

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I agree... It would a lot nicer coming in from West Columbia across the Gervais St. Bridge if they would clean it up a little. I wish they'd remove the billboards and take out that big power pole.

Anyhow, I'll be sticking around for a while. Thanks for the comments on the pictures :)

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Awesome, Great Quality!

Yeah stick around, Columbia needs more good photographers to showcase the city.

You couldn't take one off of the SE beltway (I-77) at dusk could ya? I'd love to see how that looks at night.

Anyways again great pics!

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i tried doing that on sunday in a moving vehicle and it didnt come out too well, i mean its all blurry but you can still make out the skyline.

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Can you download the pic, or is it just too blurry too bother?

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You couldn't take one off of the SE beltway (I-77) at dusk could ya? I'd love to see how that looks at night.

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I might be able to do that sometime. I don't find myself in that area very much but when I go out for the specific purpose of taking pictures again I'll try to get the shot.

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I dredged this one up from the murky depths since I just realized today that you get a pretty good view of the skyline on Colonial between the Colonial/Farrow junction and Harden. This isn't the best representation, but it'll do:

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It's cool how the cupola of the Babcock building is prominent from this perspective.

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I'll add this one from the 8th floor of the Darla Moore School of Business. Also not the best angle especially with Senate Plaza blocking many buildings, but still a nice different view.

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I had accounting on the 6th floor of BA my sophomore year. I used to just leave class and say i had to use the restroom, only to go stare at the view from the window... and try and wake up a little.

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You arn't alone there... I used to park in Pendlton Garage, so sometimes I would just drive up to the top to check out the view. Also, I had a meeting once with a professor on the 8th floor of the Humanities Tower and I was rather distracted from the conversation by the awesome view :) There's a lot more stuff going on just east of downtown than most people realize in terms of mid-rises.

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