One Shot: The City Through the Lens

Homewood Patriot Drummers

Homewood Patriot drummer Duncan McDuff drums upside down during the band’s halftime performance.

Sidewalk Film Festival

The 16th annual Sidewalk Film Festival, held Aug. 21–24, brought film makers, filmgoers, and the curious together to celebrate new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham.

Israel Interfaith Rally | Goat Busters

A large interfaith rally for Israel, attended by some 500 people, was held July 29 at the Levite Jewish Community Center. Meanwhile, Goat Busters was commissioned to eliminate invasive species without using herbicides.

One Shot: Natacosm

A collective of more than 10 local Birmingham artists hosted a one-night event, titled Natacosm, to celebrate the summer solstice.

One Shot: Railroad Park

Leslie Cooper captured this moment at Railroad Park on her iPhone. She says, “This little guy was having a blast going back and forth on this walkway, and the sunset was truly magnificent. In any event, Birmingham is a lovely city to be sure!”

One Shot: Tornado Season

Tornado season in Birmingham is no joke, a truth photographer Ginnard Archibald captured with this breathtaking photo one dark and stormy evening.

One Shot: Spring Arrives

After what seemed like an endless winter, spring arrived in all her glory. Birminghamians–people and flowers alike–turned their faces up to the sun. This Highland Park home was just one example of the color that popped up all around the city. Photo by Lindsey Lowe

TedxBirmingham takes the stage

Quagswag performs at TEDxBirmingham. Glenny Brock, Chris Hastings, and Malik Kofi were just a few of the speakers who captivated the audience during a day of Birmingham inspiration.

Deep Freeze

The South quite literally froze during a spell of extreme cold weather in the first days of 2014. This fountain at Brookwood Village–like much of the city–was taken by surprise.

One Shot: I Do

Engagement photo shot by Ginnard Archibald

One Shot: Have Your Holiday on Ice

Grand River on Ice opened last month at the Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds, in what seems likely to become a grand holiday tradition and a triumph of seasonal spirit over our variable weather. Skaters can try out the rink throughout the holiday season. It closes Jan. 5.