Toronto, Canada – CN Tower (HDR)

CN Tower HDR

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

Here is a nice neck bender HDR for you!  When in downtown Toronto…look up and you will see the CN Tower.  I have posted details on this tall tower…it is fun to take the elevator up to see wonderful views of Toronto.  They even have a glass floor on the viewing deck!

Here is some info of the observation area:  The main level is seven stories, some of which are open to the public. Below the public areas — at 338 metres (1,108.9 ft) — is a large white donut-shaped radome containing the structure’s microwave receivers. The glass floorand outdoor observation deck are at 342 metres (1,122.0 ft). The glass floor has an area of 24 square metres (258 sq ft) and can withstand a pressure of 4,100 kilopascals (595 psi). The floor’s thermal glass units are 64 millimetres (2.5 in) thick, consisting of a pane of 25-millimetre (1.0 in) laminated glass, 25 millimetres (1.0 in) airspace and a pane of 13-millimetre (0.5 in) laminated glass. Some people experience acrophobia when standing on the glass floor and looking down at the ground 342 metres (1,122.0 ft) below. In 2008, one elevator was upgraded to add a glass floor panel, believed to have the highest vertical rise of any elevator equipped with this feature. The Horizons Cafe and the lookout level are at 346 metres (1,135.2 ft). The 360 Restaurant, a revolving restaurant that completes a full rotation once every 72 minutes, is at 351 metres (1,151.6 ft). When the tower first opened, it also featured a disco named Sparkles, billed as the highest disco and dance floor in the world.

Hope your day is looking up!!  Enjoy!

REVIEWS: Book – Best Business Practices for Photographers

Best Business - PhotosIf you are taking photos and plan to ever sell these pictures or are currently selling photos, then you are a business!   The Best Business Practices for Photographers – John Harrington.   This book can be found here on Amazon.

I purchased this book a few months back.  As you may have read on my previous posts, my plan is to continue always taking landscape and travel photos for as long as I am a photographer…but my future is in portrait photography when I retire from my current job.    Future plans are to have studio and office for Talke Photography.   I am always reading and learning everyday.  For anyone that plans to use photography as a business…this book is wonderful!!!!!

This fantastic book (500+ pages) offers such in depth info on all aspects of business for photographers….its is a must buy!   Some great chapters;  1) You are a Business!   2) Setting Your Photographer Fees  3) Accounting  4) Contracts  5) Protecting Your Work…etc…   It covers it all!  To me its a textbook on photography as a business!   On Amazon its about $20!  A great deal for such fantastic information!   I give this book a 10 out of 10!  John Harrington has it covered!