Long Valley, New Jersey – The Colors of Autumn (HDR)

I was in New Jersey this past week and the peak fall colors had just passed, but some trees were still bright and colorful.  I was visiting some customers and stopped by Hacklebarney State Park in Long Valley, NJ during my lunch break.  I had not been there since I was in High School…so a trip down memory lane.  I had forgotten how wonderful this place is.  I was hoping to get some fall color shots and was walking down a path and this amazing view was ahead of me.  An instant favorite!  It is now my screensaver on my computer and my IPad.  If you want this version as well…click on IPad Screensaver and you can get it for $0.25! A bargin!  =)   I will update and add lots of new screensavers for IPad’s in the next week.  Look for my post.  Enjoy the fall season!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 50 f/1.4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 50.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/11
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro
  • Motocross – Ryan Dungey (Free IPad Screeensaver!)

    This past weekend my favorite Motocross rider…Ryan Dungey clinched the AMA Motocross 2010 Championship!   Congrats Dungey!  He has become the first rookie ever to win the Supercross and Motocross Championship in the same year!!   Unreal!  This dude can ride a bike!  This past weekend in Southwick was Dungey’s 9th straight victory.  Talk about domination!   In honor of his amazing achievement I would like to offer this photo (IPad screensaver size) to anyone that wants it!!   In the comments below just type “MX” and I will email it to you!

    I had a little photoshop fun with the shot above…it was a standard action photo…1/1000 exposure.  I brought the photo into Photoshop.  Used Silver Efex Pro and made it selective color via masking and the next step was “Motion Blur” in the Photoshop drop down menu…masking was needed here as well.  Simple and easy!   Motion via Post Process!

    Talke Photography Settings:

    • Camera:  Nikon D300
    • Lens: Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR
    • Setting: Aperture  Mode
    • Focal Length: 80.0mm
    • ISO: 200
    • Exposure:  1/1000
    • Aperture:  f/5.6
    • Gear:  Hand Held
    • Post Process: Adobe CS4,  Silver Efex Pro