North Davidson, or better known as NoDa, is a popular arts district located about a mile northeast of Uptown Charlotte. Interesting place to visit with it’s small shops, mural painted buildings, artsy people and fun bars and restaurants.
Being a dog lover, The Dog Bar, Charlotte’s one & only dog friendly off leash bar, is a must place for me to visit.
An artist was just cleaning up his art supplies when I entered the bar.
You don’t have to go to The Dog Bar to see dogs though. There are several with their owners on the streets.
Dogs come in all sizes
A man and his dog
This artist hopes to be rich and famous one day!
Everywhere I looked, someone was holding a Popsicle from Popbar.
Hangin’ out near the Tattoo parlor.
My favorite black Lab in the whole wide world is Vic. Here she is waiting near our table at Davidson Street Public House while Jack, Cooper & I have a cool, adult beverage.
This is the scene across the street from our table.
Love the red shirt!
NoDa has grown considerably over the years. I look forward to its future growth and more photos to be made.
My husband and President of Visual South, Jack Shannon, needed a photograph of himself for a business marketing plan he’s putting into action. I was more than happy to help out. We headed to one of my favorite portrait locations in Charlotte one Sunday afternoon.
Jack wanted the photo taken from the waist up and we were looking for a “pose” that said, “I’m approachable, I’m here to help, and I’m a nice guy”.
The photo above was shot with a 100mm macro lens with camera settings of ISO 100, f/8.0 at 1/40 sec. and an exposure compensation of +2/3. A bit slow handheld, but it worked! I raised the ISO when I heard the slow shutter speed and took other photos, but this is the one we liked best.
I initially used an aperture of f/4.5, but soon realized it didn’t give enough depth of field and Jack’s ears were a bit out of focus. Jack wanted his portrait cut from the background and sharper was better. Here’s one of the ways he used the photo. It’s a page on the Visual South website.
He also used it for his business signature to put a face with a name.
Now there’s a guy I would contact if I worked at a manufacturer and I were looking for an ERP software solution!