The Whistle Stop Cafe

The Whistle Stop Cafe
The Whistle Stop Cafe, originally uploaded by Thomas Gehrke.

This is the location for the Whistle Stop Cafe in Juliette Georgia where filming for "Fried Green Tomatoes" took place. The actual spot that was the inspiration for the Whistle Stop Cafe in the novel (and thus the movie) was actually the Irondale Cafe in Alabama. Some interesting history there.

I had my long lens on the camera and my other lenses packed so I took several shots with the intention of stitching them together to get a wide angled view. I also took bracketed exposures (2 full stops either way) because I wanted to get as much detail as possible without having the sky blown out and the porch darkened in shadows.

Thus, what I ended up with was 30 shots, all hand-held, from which I created 10 HDR images. Those were then stitched into this ~29 megapixel composite for some further massaging.