Yorba Linda, CA – (HDR) – Have a Happy New Year!!

From my hometown of Yorba Linda, CA…we live in a community called East Lake. Down the street from us they have condos located on a lake and every year during the holiday they are all lit up nicely! This house is the favorite of many! Kudos to them!! Hope you enjoyed the holidays…have a Happy New Year this evening!!! Be safe!!

San Antonio, Texas – Mission San Jose (HDR)

From San Antonio, TX, this is beautiful Mission San Jose. The Mission trail in San Antonio offers 5 mission to visit and this is my favorite! Before I left Texas and had hoped to see them all…but only went to a couple. One day I will be back.

Denver, Colorado – Capitol Building (HDR)

From downtown Denver, CO you can find the Capitol Building. I processed this same shot just recently, but just for fun wanted to try a different look. A darker grungier version is above. Which one is better? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!! Here is the other version…


Talke Photography Settings:

Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 12.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 9 Exposures (+4 to -4)
Aperture: f/11
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

Placentia, CA – In “fore” ed (Infrared)

I am on a run of infrared shots! Here is one more. I recently shot a Golf Event at the Alta Vista Country Club in Placentia. I decided to take my IR camera and give golf a try! Golf courses in IR are great! Let see how actual golf looks! I snapped about 25 shots this day and was not sure what the outcome would be. I picked out one that might be a keeper and processed it. NICE!!!! Caught this guy just right and if you look close enough….the ball is actually in the sky…mid air!!! (not photoshopped!). Sweet!! Great shot buddy!!! I’d say IR Golf is now on the radar!!! Great combo!! Maybe I can coin a new style….Infored…get it…In “fore” ed. Just hoping you got a chuckle out of that one!!

Yorba Linda, CA – Richard Nixon Library & Museum (Infrared)

From my hometown of Yorba Linda, CA…the Richard Nixon Library and Museum is down the road a few minutes from my house. I had never visited and decided to take a lunch and run over for a few photos. SoCal is known for sunshine and cloudless days….so I brought along my IR Camera. I took the tour and it was a cool experience. I took a few HDR’s look for them here soon. The shot above is of the reflecting pool. Probably the best shot at this location. Perfect for a mid afternoon infrared shot! Enjoy!!

Myrtle Beach, SC – Brookgreen Gardens (Infrared)

From the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens in Myrtle Beach, SC. If you are ever in MB…stop by for a nice walk and enjoy the views!! Some info from the web… Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve, located just south of Murrells Inlet, in South Carolina. The 9,100-acre property includes several themed gardens with American figurative sculptures placed in them, the Lowcountry Zoo, and trails through several ecosystems in nature reserves on the property.
Brookgreen Gardens was opened in 1932, and is built on four former rice plantations, taking its name from the former Brookgreen Plantation.

A SoCal Christmas!! (HDR)

Over the weekend we took a drive to the town of Orange. It was set up for a Christmas Spectacular. Luckily we arrived way before it started. Located at the Orange Circle you can find this tree decorated and ready for the holidays! Palm trees + a Christmas tree = a SoCal Christmas!! Hard to believe it is December already!! You all better be good for Santa!!! Still have lots of shopping to do!!