Birmingham, Alabama | February 4th, 2023

Birmingham, Alabama | February 4th, 2023

Places Photos
February 4th, 2023

I once again found myself in downtown Birmingham, Alabama on a Saturday afternoon near sunset.

While I had some errands to run, I decided to stick around the area for dinner, but that had to wait until 5:00 P.M.

So, I decided to drive around a bit and see if I could catch some photo opportunities.

As I drove past 5th Avenue North, I saw how the sun was positioned between the skyscrapers. I immediately found a parking spot, got my camera out, and caught the first shot you see here.

Of course, I did a little post-production work on the photo to really bring out the golden hour aspect with contrasted nicely with the stillness of the city early into a Saturday night.

The sunset wasn’t the only thing that caught my attention. I saw some signage for two closed restaurants, and I knew I had to document them while I was in the area.

It’s been a minute since I photographed the old La Paree sign, so the Miami Fusion Cafe sign next to it added a nice little compliment to the setting.

Decay and abandonment can be lovely if you know how to approach them.