San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Bridge – Infrared


SF - GGB Infrared B&W

NIKON D70S (Modfied IR – LifePixel), Nikon 18-70

Here is my first Infrared Black & White shot.  This is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fran.  I will have lots of pictures from here in the next week or so as I get through them.  I have standard shots, HDR’s and a few IR pics.  I was lucky enough to have a mostly clear day and I found a great spot to take these pics!  I’ll post more details on San Francisco in my next few photo posts.  I do prefer the IR shots to have color, but a B&W looks decent as well!!  I was happy to see these IR pics of the bridge came out solid.   I used a couple new items on my trip as well – a Think Tank Modular camera pack and a new strap for my D300.  Both items were great!   I write up details in the next few SF posts.

Las Vegas, Nevada – Mirage HDR

Las Vegas - Mirage HDR

NIKON D300, Nikon 18-200 VR, HDR in Photomatix

Here is another HDR from Vegas.  Viva Las HDR!  Vegas is the land of the HDR possibilites.   So many choices down one little strip.   I took this one hand held just walking up the entrance to the Mirage with 5 exposures and used Photomatix.   If you have not been to Vegas….add it to your list.  Tons to do and lots to see!  We always fly in to Vegas and drive to SoCal.   Its only 4 hours to Los Angeles, CA.    You can even take a tour to the Grand Canyon from Vegas.  Never been…maybe one day? 

I just came back from San Francisco, hope to post some pics in a day or so.  I tried IR pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge.  I’ll work on them soon.  Hope they came out ok?   Photography is the best!  So many options we have these days – HDR, IR, Plug ins for Photoshop.   Not sure what is my favorite?  I now take equal amounts of HDR and IR shots.   Always remember in photography….  its not about what you see, its how you see it.