Carmel Highlands, CA (HDR)

The Northern California Coast is amazing!  This was a little south of Point Lobos.  If I can recall its called Carmel Highlands.  It was the first stop we had this day…what a way to start!  The picture says it all!!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 18.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/22
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza
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    7 comments on “Carmel Highlands, CA (HDR)

    1. Jeff Klein says:

      Beautiful HDR photo on the beach south of Carmel, but how did you do a 5-shot HDR with moving water? I’ve done 3 exposures from ONE RAW images, but I thought that the moving water during your 5 shots would have real trouble lining up correctly in Photomatix. How were you able to get the moving water to come out so good with 5 exposures? Very well done!

      • Jeff, Hello!! As it was mid afternoon…exposure time was fast for 5 exposures! There is some movement…but not too much. Photomatix will never line up water….it is usually better to have motion in water. If you want to minimize water movement shoot wide open for 3 exposures. You may lose sharpness though. I always try target motion if possible! Thanks for the comments. It was my first shot of the day!! A great way to start!! Have fun shooting! Pete

    2. Lina says:

      Hey, very good work!
      Your pictures are the best I’ve ever seen!

    3. aswirly says:

      Yup, don’t you just love our coastline 😉 Lovely. I love how you captured all the detail in the rocks going out to the water.

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