Santa Monica, CA – Sunset at the Pier

Santa Monica Pier_Talke
My good friend Jim Nix from Austin, TX was in LA last nite and we took the drive up to meet him for a sunset photo walk in Santa Monica. Check out Jim’s fantastic blog at Nomadic Pursuits. Jim is a great photographer!

I had never shot in Santa Monica and it was on my bucket list. Easy to get to and one packed place during a late summer afternoon. The pier is large and has lots of entertainment. A roller coaster, ferris wheel, bumper cards, shops, restaurants and pier performers. Def will keep you busy for an evening. Being honest, there is not much to shoot in HDR other than a few on the pier shots, under the pier shots and this photo above….the iconic Santa Monica photo. Great reflections on the beach add a nice effect! Great to see and chat with ya Jim! Hope to see you in Austin soon!

HDR Backgrounds for Composites

Cheerleading Composite_Talke
From a recent photo session with the amazing Haley. She is a cheerleader from ASU. We are having fun creating some amazing sports art for her and prepping for working with many local cheerleading teams this upcoming fall!

If you are an HDR Composite artist….I offer many HDR backgrounds for you to create your art with!!! This background is located here….Lord’s Gym Please feel free to check out all of our HDR backgrounds on our website…
Peter Talke Photography

Austin, Texas – Thunderdome (HDR)

Austin, Texas HDR
From Austin, TX the State Capitol Building is one of the best locations to shoot HDR downtown. I have posted quite a few from here….but this one I gave a little extra punch thanks to the new Plugin call “Analog Efex Pro” from Nik. If you don’t have it…check it out….very cool filters!!! Enjoy!

Boba Fett – Bounty Hunter

Boba Fett Bounty Hunter
One of my Sports Art options is what I call Cinevision. Cinevision is a movie poster of your athlete. Since I recently had a Star Wars photo session…one had to be made into a Cinevision! This is Boba Feet – Bounty Hunter. Enjoy!!

Welcome to Orange County (HDR)

Orange County Sign_Talke
I have seen this sign on TV many times…always wanted to photograph it. I had no idea where it was located. I did a search….off the 5 Highway and Artesia Blvd in Buena Park. You can take the ramp off Artesia and park close and walk up to the sign. Looks like it needs some fresh paint on the Orange County part…but still very cool! Imagine all the people that drive by it everyday! OC rocks! Orange County is one of the best places to live in the US!