So originally when we started our cross-country road trip, I wanted to do a 50 states project. The kind where you visit each state and document a set of items of your choosing. I modified their version and am determined to do it all by myself (perhaps with the help of Jacob)!
Last Updated: July 28, 2018 First Published: Aug 16, 2011
STATE OF ALABAMA PHOTOGRAPHY SET
- A portrait of some sort
- A cheesy photo of us at the state sign
The first State we drove through was Alabama!
Some homes and buildings we saw near our gas stop
Where cars go to die.
Thanks to yelp, we knew exactly where to find good southern food: Martin’s Restaurant.
Portrait of MaryAnne, the owner.
1796 Carter Hill Road
Montgomery AL 36106
Wish I could say this was the chicken we ate, but it was a random one we saw at a gas station! :P
Some facts about Alabama & things to consider photographing some of the state symbols next time you’re there:
- Animal: American black bear
- Flower: Camellia
- Fruit: Blackberry & Peach
- Spirit: Conecuh Ridge Alabama Fine Whiskey
We shot a wedding at Auburn University a few years back.
If you have some time, here are some other Alabama road trip ideas for even more photo opps.
ALABAMA ROAD TRIPS
- Cathedral Caverns State Park (637 Cave Rd, Woodville, AL 35776, map)
- Fame Recording Studios (603 Avalon Ave, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661, map)
- Gulf State Park (20115 Alabama 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, map)
- Huntsville (map) Highlights – U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville Botanical Garden, Monte Sano State Park
- Montgomery (map) Highlights – Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery Zoo, The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Rosa Parks Museum
- Nocalula Falls Park (Gadsden, map)
- Rickwood Caverns State Park (370 Rickwood Park Rd, Warrior, AL 35180, map)
Sad to say, I may have miscalculated how long it would take to get all five while blowing through states. No wonder they have 50 different photographers that live in each of the states to complete the project. It might take me a little more time, but I’m still determined. :)
To be continued… to Mississippi.
Have you been through Alabama before? What’s your favorite place to stop by?