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Old Mar 1, 2009, 3:35 PM   #1
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Dominating the landscape of downtown Hot Springs, the Arlington Hotel is the third to carry that name. The current hotel, once the vacation home of Al Capone, was built in 1923 and still carries the ambiance of the grand hotels of the era. The view from above was taken from the Hot Springs Mountain Tower with the Sigma Bigma at 190mm.

Reversing the view, this shot was taken from the other side of the street at ground level.

On first shot, only processing a slight levels adjustment and USM. Second shot is cropped to remove street and traffic. Several street signs, light poles, and traffic lights have been cloned out.


Edit for clarification: First shot was with the Bigma. Second shot was taken with Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 @ 24mm.
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Old Mar 1, 2009, 5:04 PM   #2
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Very nice photos. Looks like a great place to visit. However with the stock market the way it is it will have to be later rather than sooner.
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Old Mar 1, 2009, 7:08 PM   #3
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Been there, seen that. It is indeed an impressive building, especially for a relatively small city. Harkens back to the golden era of Hot Springs. My wife and I spent a couple of nights in a motel on a nearby lake, and have fond memories. I went to HS up the road in Jonesboro. Thanks for sharing those great shots from your Bigma.
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Old Mar 2, 2009, 2:18 AM   #4
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The Sigma lens did wonderfully capturing quite a bit of detail.

Your ground level shot really shows off the old dame. It carries the same aura as our old Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Ala Moana Surfrider. If walls could talk this grand dame would have tales to tell of gangsters and their molls.

Aloha and thanks for sharing.
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Old Mar 2, 2009, 9:50 PM   #5
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Nicely done. Your edit of the second shot came off very well done.


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