Police Station

Police_Station-2130lg The new Decatur police station — one of several shots for a forthcoming police recruitment brochure.  I was surprised to hear that there’s a fair amount of turnover in the Decatur police department, due to the fact that there are almost no high speed chases… or anything else to do for that matter.  The city realized that to attract the right kind of officers, they needed to start advertising how nice it is to be on bike patrol or otherwise hang out at the square.

To show this building at it’s best, I had to create a composite of several shots.  The flag, Marta train, officers, and pedestrians were all from different shots — like lapse photography, but where I combined the best parts of all the images.  We also couldn’t get into several offices to turn the lights on, so I recreated the lighting by pulling parts from other windows.