Corona Del Mar, CA – (HDR)

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One of Orange County’s best quiet little beach areas is Corona Del Mar! A cute little beach with lovely views and rocks! Great for HDR’ing! I plan on going raw and trying some long exposures here….no HDR’ing! Looks for some shots soon!

When you want to get that sun flare look to your pics…f/22 is the trick!!

Peter Talke Photography Settings:
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 20.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 5 Exposures (+2 to -2)
Aperture: f/22
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS6, HDR Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

Salisbury, England – Stonehenge (HDR)


From the mystical Salisbury, England you can find Stonehenge. I took a bus tour this day from downtown London and it was pretty fun. Unfortunately, you only get (if I recall correctly) about 30-45 minutes at Stonehenge and the bus ride was a few hours long (one way). My time was spent circling the monument looking for the cool pics…while dodging tourists. Is Stonehenge worth the trip? Yes, to mark it off the list. But just like the bus driver stated as we approached and you could see Stonehenge on the horizon…”There you can see the bunch of rocks”. LOL I guess if you drive there every day…that is what you see. Cheers!

San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Bridge


From San Francisco, CA one of the top iconic photo locations in the world…the Golden Gate Bridge. What would be the top photographed well known structures in the world? Eiffel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, Times Square? Hmmm…what else would be on the list?

I have a great give-away tomorrow on Places 2 Explore!! Come back tomorrow to check it out!!!! Have fun!

Georgetown, Texas – Inner Space Caverns (HDR)

If you have any caverns near you…they are always a cool place to take photos.  This shot above is from the Inner Space Caverns in Georgetown, TX about 20 minutes from Austin.  This day I took a tour first thing in the AM…and it was just me and the guide!  He allowed me to take photos with my tripod (usually they do not).  These caverns are slippery, so be careful!  There are few more around here in Texas…one day I will get to them all!

Info from the web: Explore this limestone cavern and discover beautiful examples of nature’s perfect artwork such as “The Flowing Stone of Time”, the mysterious “Lake of the Moon” and the intricate “Soda Straw Balcony”. Among the amazing variety of formations found within the cavern you will see beautiful helictites, ancient flowstones, and giant columns. Our tour guides will take you back in time so you can experience the fascinating story of the cave’s history and discovery.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 19.0mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/4
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix
  • Point Lobos, CA (HDR)

    From a few weeks ago while shooting with my buddy Horace Kwan…our last stop of the day was Point Lobos.  I was walking around and took a step over a small hill and saw this guy eating some flowers.  He was only 10 feet away, and obviously used to humans, so he kept on munching away.  Very cool as I snapped away!  I watched him for about 10 minutes and was hoping to get a cool shot as he was near cliff side of the amazing rocks at Point Lobos.   Here is my next shot zoomed out…so you get the feel of the location.  A nice photographic surprise!!   As it multiple shots, I wont post data…both were single RAW converted HDR’s.

    An amazing location!  Point Lobos is sweet!!