Austin, Texas – Capitol Building (HDR)

Just one more shot from our Scott Kelby Photo Walk 2010 – downtown Austin walk.  This is the traditional shot everyone must take when visiting Austin.  Its quite tricky in HDR.  It all depends on the time of day and available light.  I finally got a solid one after many attempts.  Nice and bright!  I only shot 8 HDR’s on the walk…this was my favorite.  I used a fisheye to capture as much as the interior section of the dome.   Check out those stairs way up there!  I had no idea they were there!  Wish we can have photo walks all the time!  Shooting with fellow photographers is wonderful!  Enjoy!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 10.5 Fisheye f/2.8
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 10.5 mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/3.5
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza

News: 500,000 Visitors!! Thank you!!! (Win 2 free prints!!!)

Places 2 Explore has just passed 500,000 visitors!!!!  Truly amazing to me!!!  Thank you so much for reading my blog and visiting!!  Whether you are a new, occasional, or everyday reader…thanks!!!!  Such an honor to see numbers rising every day and month!   Photography is a never ending learning process…thanks for growing along with me!!   Being voted as one of the Top Travel Photo Blogs (HDR Category) in the world recently was wonderful!   What does the future hold?  Not sure…but I am hoping tons more of my best photos being posted right here!!   Thanks so much again!!

I’d like to thank you by giving away  2 free 11×14 prints!!!   Just post “Hello!” in the comment section below!!!!  I will pick a random winner on August 27th!!!   You can pick any photos in my collection!!!   Good luck!!!