Denver, Colorado – Colorado State Capitol Building (HDR)

If you are in downtown Denver you can find the Colorado State Capitol. I had never been until this day and knew that inside you can find a cool dome view. My thoughts were with any circular view is to try a fisheye! I have had experience with my local dome in Austin, TX…and knew it would work just right! Getting the right angle was they key. I stopped in this day for a quick 10 minutes and then had to catch my flight…so time was limited. I dodged a classroom of kids and people walking down the stairs to attend another session…and luckily grabbed this photo! 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 7 exposures (+3 to -3)
Aperture: f/11.0
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS5, Color Efex Pro, HDR Efex Pro, Photo Tools 2.6

Innsbruck, Austria – Airport Video

I have never posted a video on my blog…this is my first. I was recently in Innsbruck and while walking to my plane (yes that is my prop plane!) to this vid with my IPhone. This is my fav airport in the world to fly in/out of…just unreal mountain views (especially when snow is on the mountains). Here is a shot from out my window flying in. Photo via my IPhone and Camera+ App to add the effect.

Hope you enjoy! I will be working on some video reviews coming soon…with a better camera! =) Have fun!

Orlando, Florida – Cinderella’s Castle (HDR)

Sorry it has been slow on P2E..I just got back last nite from a 10 day trip. Great to be home! …back to normal next week!

Tough not to pass up on one of the top family destinations in the world! Even as an adult I love Disney! When I was a kid, Sunday evening was the Disney movie of the week at 7 PM. We’d sit at home an watch something like Escape From Witch Mountian and the get ready for bed as school was the next day. Kudos Walt!

Talke Photography Settings:

Bend, Texas – Gorman Falls (HDR)

From the lower section of these stunning falls…here is an HDR that somehow doesn’t look like it belongs in Texas!  I have only been here once as it is quite a drive from Austin…about 2+ hours.  Then when you arrive…a 1.2 mile hike is ahead of you!  Whew!  But all worth it.  Maybe I will get back there this summer!

Las Vegas, Nevada – Planet Hollywood

How can you not love Las Vegas for photography!  Planet Hollywood has one cool front located on the Vegas Strip!  Just set your tripod up and hold onto your gear!  People are everywhere!  So be careful!I want to grab this shot near the blue hour…the lights will be cool!  Look for it one day!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture Mode
  • Focal Length: 44.0 mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/5000
  • Aperture:  f/4.5.0
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5, Color Efex Pro,  Photo Tools 2.6

Köln, Germany – Köln Cathedral

If you ever decide to visit Germany….try to make it to Köln (Cologne).  I love this city.  They usually have some exhibition going on…so book your hotels early!!  The key place to visit is the Köln Cathedral.  Not only inside, but outside and across the train bridge.  This is the view from across the bridge.  A quick 10 minute walk and there are many spots to set up a tripod for this shot.  I was here for a very cold 2 hours.  I took tons of pics.  I always try something different if I can..so I added the angle.  Kinda cool!  Enjoy!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture Mode
  • Focal Length: 70.0 mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Exposure:  30 seconds
  • Aperture:  f/11.0
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5, Color Efex Pro,  Photo Tools 2.6

Orlando, Florida – Sunset Silhouette

For some reason I love just about any silhouette photo.  Especially if its sunset with a cool sky!  This was taken at the parking lot from Downtown Disney.  I was walking from the car and looked up and decided to take the photo!  The great thing about photography…you can take pics anywhere!!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture Mode
  • Focal Length: 200.0 mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/125 second
  • Aperture:  f/5.6
  • Gear:  Hand held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5, Color Efex Pro,  Photo Tools 2.6