Vienna, Austria – University of Vienna (HDR)


While in Vienna walking around the Ringstrasse, you can find the University of Vienna. It was getting near blue hour this day and I asked the security if I could walk inside to take pics. With no problem I entered the court of this building. Students were studying in the center court and as I explored…I found this cool hallway! Enjoy!

Talke Photography Settings:

ens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 12.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 7 Exposures (+3 to -3)
Aperture: f/11
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Mission San Juan Capistrano (HDR)

From the lovely San Mission Capistrano in Southern California…here is one of the walkways around the stunning grounds at the mission.  As I have had a few posts from here before…one perfect location for wedding/portrait shots!  I can imagine a session right here!   What makes a cool location like this…HDR!   Grab the texture in a shot here will give the photo life!  HDR’s are not just for landscapes these days…why not add it into portraits as well!

In photos like this..it always can become a battle of color vs B&W.  This one is even!   Here is the same shot converted with a little hue…which one would you choose?

San Diego, CA – Balboa Park (HDR)

I was in San Diego last week and had an early AM free.  I was staying only a mile from Balboa Park.  Never visited.  So I arrived around 6:30 AM.  It was nice and quiet.  Only people jogging or walking their dogs.  The grounds are beautiful!!  The architecture is wonderful!  I wish I had more time there…many places to stop in and see.  I have a cool lily pond shot coming soon.  This shot is from a hallway near the entrance.  It has a great Spanish look to it. San Diego is a great little city.  We were there for 2 days and it actually rained 70% of the time!  Yes, it can rain in Southern California!  Don’t worry if you are visiting San Diego, sun is much more likely!  Maybe a little Marine Layer (clouds in the morning til noon).

Info from the web:  Balboa Park – the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, the Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting of this must-see San Diego attraction.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 12.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/22.0
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable Release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza