Brussels, Belgium – Grand Place – HDR

Brussels Grand Place HDR

NIKON D300, Nikon 12-24, HDR in Photomatix

This photo is from Brussels, Belgium at the Grand Place.   It was around 8 PM…dinner time for the Europeans and I was walking around taking lots of HDR’s.  I have processed a few from this day and I like the colors and the people sitting on the curb in this shot.  I am lucky though!   If the people were a little closer – zombieville!    A friend of mine Phil sent me a link a few weeks back of a photographer that used HDR for wedding portraits.  I thought that was an amazing idea.  I looked at the site.  Luckily the bride and groom are a good distance away from the camera, so they are not affected too much by the HDR effect.  Its an idea to try in the future.  A family portrait in HDR?  Maybe?  I’d have to try a few shots and see what is an acceptable the working distance betweeen the lens and person.  I think it will take practice!  Or a little photoshop help? 

I’d like to branch out my skills in HDR one day soon.  I am planning to rent the Nikon 10.5 Fisheye Lens on a trip soon.  I’ll post some shots hopefully by August 1st.  I’m also trying to think of different subjects…we have an old car show here in Texas in September – now that will be fun!  If the lens works out well…it would be fun to have then!   Enjoy!


TuningDay2009 Ad

It is always fun to see how your pictures are utilized.  Here is a recent cool shot that is for TuningDay2009 in Europe!  They took my SF Golden Gate Bridge Photo…added a highway and car via Photoshop and made a advertisement!  Great work!    They wanted to show their car driving in an inconic area of the US.    Here is the orginal shot…


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