Happy 1 Year Anniversary PLACES 2 EXPLORE!

One year ago today Places 2 Explore was created!   Amazing how time flies when you are having fun!   I started the blog not knowing where it will lead and now at the 1 year point, it has been amazing!  Thanks to all the steady readers or even to the one person that just visited only once!   Without you, this blog would be a bump on a log.

I truly love this blog and hope you do as well?  I keep pushing the limits of my photography by improving daily and trying different styles and methods.   In the past year my HDR skills have been growing!   I added IR photography into my portfolio and love what it can offer!   So what lies ahead for year 2?  More of everything!!!!  I’ll add more sports, portraits, macro, HDR’s and IR shots!  Just about anything I can shoot.   My home studio is in the works (halfway done!)…I’d love to try product photos as well!

Sales of my photos have been going crazy recently!  Any cool photo placement will be noted here!   Don’t forget, I am here to help…any questions you may have send em my way!  I hopefully can help or give you advice!

So here are some stats from year 1:

Total views: 274,000  (WOW!!  Just amazes me…thanks you again!!!!)

Top 5 Viewed Photos:  1) Times Square (HDR)  2) Golden Gate Bridge (HDR)  3) Tamps, FL (HDR)  4) Las Vegas NYNY Hotel (HDR)  5) Golden Gate Park – Japanese Tea Garden (HDR)

Comments: 420 (always great to with you!!)

Posts: 351 Total

Categories: 241

Top Searched Key Words:  HDR, Times Square, Eiffel Tower, Paris, Big Ben

Thanks again!!!!   ..and now the winner of the Las Vegas New York NY Hotel Mousepad is: AMBER DEBYAH!!!   Congrats Amber!!!!!!

As for the shot above…I’ll post the details next week with another cool firework shot…it is from Disney World in Orlando.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4
  • Setting: Manual  Mode
  • Focal Length: 15.0mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Exposure: 6 seconds
  • Aperture:  f/11
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Viveza