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Hotel Forty Five in Downtown Macon, Georgia

Hotel Forty Five is a stunning boutique hotel located on a unique 45-degree angle at Cotton and Cherry Street in Downtown Macon, Georgia. The hotel is a member of the Tribute Portfolio, a collection of independent hotels and resorts that offer unique, authentic experiences. Built in 1940, it was Macon’s first skyscraper designed by William Elliott Dunwody IV. Here are some of the highlights of this wonderful hotel:

  1. Stylish Rooms and Suites: The hotel offers 105 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, each one uniquely designed with a mix of contemporary and classic elements. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and feature luxurious bedding and high-quality amenities.
  2. Exceptional Dining: The hotel features two on-site restaurants that offer a range of dining options. The first, “The Society Garden,” offers delicious farm-to-table cuisine in a charming outdoor setting, while “The Drafting Table” is a more upscale dining experience with creative cuisine and a sophisticated ambiance.
  3. Beautiful Event Spaces: Whether you’re planning a wedding, conference, or other special event, Hotel Forty Five has a range of stunning event spaces to choose from. The hotel’s ballroom, rooftop terrace, and private dining rooms all offer breathtaking views of Macon and can be customized to suit your specific needs.
  4. Prime Location: The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Macon, just steps away from some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Tubman Museum, the Macon City Auditorium, and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. The hotel is also just a short drive from other popular destinations, such as the Ocmulgee National Monument and the Museum of Aviation.
  5. Exceptional Service: The hotel’s friendly and attentive staff are always on hand to ensure that your stay is as enjoyable as possible. Whether you need assistance with your room, advice on local attractions, or recommendations for dining and entertainment, the staff are always happy to help.

Overall, Hotel Forty Five, Macon, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, is a fantastic choice for anyone visiting Macon, Georgia. With its beautiful rooms, exceptional dining, stunning event spaces, prime location, and exceptional service, it’s no wonder that this hotel has become a popular destination for travelers from around the world.



H&H Soul Food Mural by Steven Teller Arts


I was fortunate to meet Steven Teller while he was finishing the mural of the Allman Brothers Band eating at the H&H Soul Food restaurant, as well as the original owners Inez Hill ‘Mama Hill’ and Louise Hudson ‘Mama Louise.’ He hired me to capture photos and videos including aerials of his last few weeks finishing his amazing work. You can view the rest of his inspiring work on his website at Steven Teller Arts.

Founded in 1959 by Inez Hill and Louise Hudson, H&H Soul Restaurant is a Macon institution – woven into the fabric of Macon’s history. H&H has kept Macon’s most diverse clientele well-fed with delicious, stick-to-ya-ribs soul food and is most famous for its founders’ unique friendship with the Allman Brothers Band. H&H was closed for a little while after Mama Hill passed on, but on August 13, 2014, the Moonhanger Group reopened the historic restaurant in cooperation with Mama Louise. H&H serves delectable soul food for breakfast and lunch and was named one of the top five meat and three joints by the Wall Street Journal in 2016 and “Georgia’s Most Iconic Restaurant” by Thrillist.com in 2015.

Circle F Farms October Sale 2021

Working with Proforma Ascension Marketing Group, Larry Najera / GoRound Media provides videography & photography services from the air and on the ground. Here is a recap video and a few photos of the successful annual cattle sale at Circle F Farms.

Circle F Farms is located in Baxley, Georgia, and owned by Woody Folsom with his wife Tamela and kids Tanner and Anna Kate. The farm consists of 2,100 acres and 400 head of Registered Brahman cattle. In addition to the elite Registered Brahman herd, consisting of primarily V8 Ranch & J.D. Hudgins, Inc. genetics, Circle F raises F-1 heifers out of Hereford and Angus bulls.

Proforma Ascension Marketing Group is a print media company providing Circle F Farms unique printed solutions including sale catalogs, signage, brand apparel, other print materials.





360 Degree Aerial Panoramas of the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, GA

Since 2017, Larry Najera has worked with Proforma Ascension Marketing Group to provide the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter unique media solutions including videography & photography from the air and on the ground as well as 360 degree panoramic images and virtual tours. Here is a Tiny Planet rendering from above the clock tower at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, GA during the Georgia National Fair 2021.


Featuring a 360 interactive panorama of the same scene above the clock tower.

Historic Beall’s Hill Neighborhood in Macon, GA

Bird’s eye view of Beall’s Hill Neighborhood – an eclectic, revitalizing historic neighborhood in the College Hill Corridor of Macon, GA.


GoRound Media Selected by Hensel Phelps for Construction Photos at RAFB

Pole Aerial Photography for Construction Site at RAFB GoRound Media specializes in aerial images for places that prohibit drone flights. Hensel Phelps Construction selected GoRound Media to capture monthly construction photos for the new Commercial Vehicle / Visitor Access Control Facility at the Robins Air Force Base (RAFB) in Warner Robins, GA. According to RAFB officials, drone flying is prohibited at Robins Air Force Base. The FAA also states that drones cannot be flown within a 5-mile radius of military airfields. GoRound Media provides pole aerial photography and videography from heights up to 35′. Media captured for NO DRONE ZONES* including construction sites, state parks, sports stadiums during games, national laboratories, roof inspections in restricted areas.

A No Drone Zone sign lets you know that taking off or landing your drone from the designated area is not allowed, per local restrictions.

Be aware that even if you have an airspace authorization to fly in the airspace over this area, you do not have authorization to take off or land from the property designated as a local No Drone Zone.

In other words, airspace authorization does not mean land use approval.

Aerial construction photos and panoramas have been captured since construction started in October 2020. Here are some featured construction photos from the last session captured in August 2021.











TV Commercials and Recap Approved for the 2021 Georgia National Fair in Perry, GA

What a fantastic year at the Georgia National Fair! Here is a video recap giving the viewer a sneak peek featuring aerials, timelapses and 360 video clips:

Since 2017, Larry Najera / GoRound Media has been selected as the official photographer and videographer for the Georgia National Fairgrounds. Here are the latest approved TV commercials for the 2021 Georgia National Fair.

The Georgia National Fair is a state-sponsored fair that is held every October on the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia, United States.

Working with Proforma Ascension Marketing Group, Larry Najera / GoRound Media provides videography & photography services from the air and on the ground. Proforma Ascension Marketing Group is a print media company providing Circle F Farms unique printed solutions including sale catalogs, signage, brand apparel, other print materials.

Orthomosaic Map of Brickyard Golf Clubhouse Area

An orthomosaic map is an up-to-date high resolution aerial map from the top down similar to what you would find using Google Maps or Google Earth, but with much higher resolution. Here is a map captured last year August 2020 of the clubhouse at the Brickyard Golf Club in Macon, GA.



An orthophoto, orthophotograph or orthoimage is an aerial photograph geometrically corrected (“orthorectified”) such that the scale is uniform: the photo has the same lack of distortion as a map. Unlike an uncorrected aerial photograph, an orthophotograph can be used to measure true distances, because it is an accurate representation of the Earth’s surface, having been adjusted for topographic relief, lens distortion, and camera tilt.


Brickyard Golf Club in Macon, Georgia

The Brickyard Golf Club located in Macon, Georgia is a private, 18-hole championship course appealing to golf enthusiasts and nature lovers. This beautiful golf course revealed when the fog rolls out in this latest aerial video filmed Sunday morning, August 8.

The practice area is under construction and will feature a driving range twice the size of the original. The practice green is also being expanded.


Filmed earlier in the Spring, this drone flythrough of one of the creeks that runs through the golf course ends with a view of Hole #7.

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for the Macon Middle Georgia Area