Free – Austin, TX Facebook Timeline Cover Photo!

Facebook Timeline Cover_Talke
From my recent trip to Austin…this HDR is a view from the Long Center overlooking the city skyline. During my trip…this was the one shot I was aiming for. I am saving the full shot for my next “HDR Background” release (Coming soon!). It is super cool. This FB Timeline is the condensed version. For the free version of this photo for your Facebook Timeline Cover, please visit this link….

Facebook – Peter Talke Photography

and if you are not a fan already, please “like” my FB page….then feel free to download the photo!! Thanks!! Pete

FREE Facebook Timeline Giveaway!!!!


Please visit my FB page at Talke Photography become a fan (if you are not already)…read the post for this giveaway and click “Like”. You will then be entered to get a free timeline photo that contains 3 individual pictures. With this giveaway…you can choose any 3 photos from my entire photo collection to fill these spots!! (please make them landscape mode in order to fit the template).

A nice customized photo for your timeline! I will randomly pick the winner on Feb 6th! Above you can see my version! Good luck and I look forward to seeing your entry!!

News: Social Media & Talke Photography

Technology is great and the options for Photographers is growing! Above are a few new options to reach Talke Photography.
Google+: Possibly a FB destroyer? From what I have seen in a few weeks…yes!
500px: A new an improved Flickr. Super talented Photogs on here!! Only post your best work!
Instagr.am: If you have this app…look me up! I post my cell phone pics. Something fun a diff for me!
Enjoy social media! Of course I am still on Twitter and Facebook! Whats next for us all? Cant wait!

Talke Photography (Peter Talke) is on Google+

Talke Photography is on 500px

Talke Photography is on Instagr.am (Phone/Tablet App)

HDR Tennis (on Facebook)

I belong to this wonderful Facebook Group called HDR Tennis.  If you are a photographer that dabbles in HDR…you are free to join anytime!   The project was started my my good friend Dave Wilson.  The process of HDR Tennis is that the winner of the last game (every 2-4 weeks) supplies brackets to the group for all members to process.  After you process your entry…you can email or post it to the HDR Tennis Facebook page wall.  Some members may offer feedback and your photo is entered into the voting process.

As we all know an HDR is very subjective and each photographer has their own process and methods.   This leads to entires that are so very different.  It is wonderful to see how people view each set of brackets!  This month is Game 6 and the brackets were supplied by the great photographer Bob Lussier.  Check out his site for some cool pics!!

One of Bob’s Brackets for Game 6 looked like this…

A fantastic set of brackets!  Thanks Bob!   I like to have fun with my posts on HDR Tennis.  I try to create to something different that will stand out.   I processed Bob’s brackets and loved the textures of his shot.  My version is posted on the top of this entry.  The steps I took next were…

1) NIK Viveza – lightened the photo and added some structure

2) NIK Color Efex Pro – add blur Vignette to the sides of the photo

3) NIK Shapren, then NIK DFine – to get rid of any noise

The photo looked cool at this stage.  I worked on the door and steps a bit more.  Then I thought why not mirror the photo at mid level?  See how it looks…ya never know!

4) Flood Plug-In – I brought it into Flood and created a clear mirror effect and played with the horizon level.  At the direct middle I noticed the alignment was sweet!!  Clicked ok and it was ready?  After it was done, I could see some cool lines and it needed on more step!   I then changed the orientation CCW, then CW…trying both ways.  I really liked the final version above.   There it is…my HDR Tennis Game 6 entry!   Hope you enjoy!  My fingers are crossed for a win in Game 6!   If not, I will be back for game 7!!  =)

Stop on by HDR Tennis and join…challenge your self and post your HDR creations of the supplied brackets.  Not only can you learn, but you can have fun!  We also have some of the top HDR artists around involved…hope to see your entry soon!  Check out some of member’s posts…

Dave Wilson’s Winning Post!!!

Scott Wyden’s Post

Bob Lussier’s Post

Jacob Lucas’s Post

Mike Oblinski’s Post