Houston, TX – Hilton (HDR)

When we were in Houston back in April we stayed downtown at the Hilton.  A very nice hotel.   Only a few minutes from the Astros ballpark and right in the middle of it all.  We had 2 nights here and enjoyed our stay very much.  The indoor pool on level 23 has big glass windows that overlook the city.  Swimming here at nite was amazing!    It is a full service hotel with a executive lounge, gym, restaurants, and a Starbucks.  When we checked in I loved this view above and new I had to come back and grab the shot.  It was the weekend…so it was packed.  My only chance was to wake up early and walk down when it was quiet.  I was up this AM at 4:30 and prepared for the shot.   you figure it will be empty, but it was not..the cleanup crew works at this time.  So I was timing my shots around them.   Whenever we want to stay in Houston…this will be the hotel.  We took a day trip down to Kemah Amusement Park (about 40 mins away). Not so great, but our little one enjoyed it very much!  So  it was worth it.  Lots to do in Houston.  Next time we will hit the Space Center and the Aquarium.  Enjoy your stay wherever you may travel!  =)

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 13.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/7.1
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable  Release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza