Paris, France – Place de la Concorde (HDR)

A few years back I walked near these fountains in Place de la Concorde and gave it a try at nite in HDR.  They were a perfect match!  Now I keep going back to find a new angle and view.  This was from last November, I had my new fisheye with me…so I had to give it a try on the fountain!    If you walk from the Louvre back to Arc De Triomphe, these wonderful fountains are on the way!

Its nice to go back to a subject you have shot before and look at it with a fresh eye (and a fisheye…lol).   Keep mixing it up or improve on a shot you took but could have been better.   In my opinion, familiarity in a subject is a key to photography growth.   How many times have I shot the Austin Capitol Building??   Countless.  Pushing the limits of your artistic eye makes you a better photographer.   It makes you look harder to find a new great shot  that you have yet to take.  Just go out and take tons of pictures.  A pro just doesn’t go out and take one shot and be done…they experiment as well!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 10.5 Fisheye f/2.8
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 10.5.0mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/2.8
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Color Efex Pro

NEWS: Giveaway!! (New York NY Hotel Mousepad)

Places 2 Explore will be turning 1 years old on March 2, 2010!  Amazing how fast a year can go by!  So I’d like to offer a free giveaway!!!   A mousepad of the New York NY Hotel in Las Vegas (HDR) – pictured to the left – to give out for free!!    Just like the calendar in December, just add a comment “yes” in the comment section below or on the Talke Photography Facebook Page.  You will be entered and the one winner will be picked from a hat on March 1st and announced on the 1 year anniversary!  Thanks for reading one of the world’s fastest growing travel blogs…Places 2 Explore!