LA Angles of Anaheim – ECO Bag Giveaway (May 22nd)

Thanks to the wonderful people at Nitto Tire they have created a LA Angels of Anaheim ECO Bag giveaway for May 22nd vs. the Atlanta Braves! What makes it cool is that the photo on the ECO bag is my HDR!  Sweet!  So if you are a baseball fan and live in Orange County and happen to hit the game on the 22nd…enjoy the ECO bag!  I am a big sports fan and must admit, I love it!  Added to that I took this shot one early Sat AM last summer for my wife as she is a big Angles fan!  So it makes it special!   If you click on the Angels schedule…then promotions for that day…here is what you see…

Good luck Angels on the 22nd!!  Wish I could make it out to the game!!  I’d love to see the fans carrying the bags!  =))

Anaheim, CA – Downtown Disney – Brother Yusef (HDR)

A few years ago when I started processing my first HDR’s…I had a feeling that this photography style would be big!  These days, I must admit there are quite a few great HDR artists…and the list is growing!   The community of great HDR artists somehow or someway know each other….which is very cool!   But these days you can visit many HDR hotspots and see great work all over.   I still love the pier shots, architecture shots, church shots….but every once in a while…take a chance and do something different.

Last year I did my first Motocross and Baseball shots in HDR.   Very cool!   Now its time for musical HDR’s.  We took my daughter to Downtown Disney last summer and enjoyed walking around and seeing the sights and restaurants. Here they have live performers out  to entertain you.  I think my 70-200 was brand new and I walked around snapping hand held shots.  Brother Yusef was playing here this evening and I grabbed a shot of him.   Cool…but why not HDR him.  It was a single shot HDR conversion.  Not bad!   So think outside the box and go out and HDR something new!  Ya never know how it will turn out!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 70-200 f/2.8
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 130.0 mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Exposure:  1/160 (Single RAW HDR Conversion)
  • Aperture:  f/2.8
  • Gear:  Hand Held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5, Photomatix, Viveza

Anahiem, CA – Angels Stadium (HDR)

Anaheim, CA - Angels Stadium HDR

NIKON D300, Nikon 12-24, HDR in Photomatix

While we were in SoCal, I didn’t have a chance to catch a game, but had an early morning to walk up to Angels Stadium and take a few photos!  This is from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (whew…thats a long name!) stadium in Anaheim.  Minutes away from Disneyland in California.  At this time the Angels have the second best record in baseball and look solid for a playoff run!

I walked up to the stadium around 8 AM this Saturday.  Tripod, cable release and clicked away.  A security guard walked up to me and looked over my shoulder making sure I was taking pics.  Once he heard the shutter release..he was on his way!   I love all sports and would gladly attend a game at any stadium.  Add this to the list of HDR “wish lists”….baseball stadiums across America!!!  If I am ever near one and have a chance…I’ll post my shots here!   Good luck Angels!!!