Santa Monica, CA – Santa Monica Pier HDR

 

Santa Monica Pier HDR_talkeHere is a lovely view of the Santa Monica Pier slightly before sunset with a little texture added to it.  This fray I was up in LA shooting with my good friend and fellow photographer Jim Nix.  Check out his awesome blog at Nomadic Pursuits!  Sign up for his new newsletter as well!!   Enjoy!

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Corona Del Mar, CA (HDR) & Instagram

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From a visit one day to Corona Del Mar Beach in Orange County….a lovely sunset at the Volleyball Court. If you are on Instagram….you can find me at “Peter Talke”….I always put my posts here on Instagram as well….as well as IPhone shots. When I do…my fav filter is XPro II. For some reason it makes pics look cool!! Adds a vignette & some toning that I enjoy. I set out to find if there were any actions for Photoshop? I did find one…but it needed a little extra to get that look….tweaked a tad! Here is my Photoshop Instagram Version.
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Santa Barbara, CA – Coastline (Infrared)

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We took a quick trip up to Santa Barbara to enjoy time off during the holidays. It was my first visit. We arrived and wanted to see the Mission. The outside was under construction and lots o people were there. As I asked for ticket prices…they told me no tripods allowed. Blah! So next time…gorilla pod! We stayed at a hotel right next to the beach. About 1/2 mile from the wharf. Nice! The weather was wonderful and we awoke this morning to catch some early AM HDR’s. As the sun rose…HDR time was complete. Now it was time to shoot in Infrared! The beach is lined with stoic palm trees. Just an amazing sight! I snapped bunches of pics while walking back…this one is a small snippet of the palm trees. Enjoy the view!

PeterTalke Photography Settings:

Camera: Nikon D70S (Converted to Infrared)
Infrared Conversion: D70S modified by LifePixel
Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.6-5.6
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 22.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/180 second
Aperture: f/9.5
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS6, onOne Software Photo Tools 2.6, Nik Silver Efex pro

San Clemente, CA – Pier (HDR)


One more pic from my new favorite beach spot in SoCal…San Clemente. This shot was taken while in midst of my family session. Kudos for the good eye Dan! Dan asked if I could snap this shot of the seagulls under the pier. I did and after processing…a favorite!! A different view of a pier! Enjoy your weekend!!

San Clemente, CA – Pier


We spent Saturday and Sunday in San Clemente at the Pier shooting some sessions and this was my first visit! Such a cute little beach area! I did not bring my gear for HDR’s or IR. But will plan to visit in the next week or so to get some sunset shots!! The photo above is just hand held standard photo with a texture added. A beautiful day in SoCal!! Look for more pics from here soon! Enjoy!

Miami, Florida – Super IR Main Beach


Miami rocks for Infrared! This day I had my Super IR camera. It can create some very colorful IR photos. Stuff you have never seen before. This one def has color!! I decided to sell the SUper IR as it is so specialized…I barely used it. Plus carrying 3 cameras on a trip with lenses = 2 much!! Have fun and happy shooting!!

Miami, Florida – South Beach (HDR)


Happy New Year everyone! 2012 is gonna be the best year yet!! The shot above is from an early AM at South Beach. It s a little cool here in TX today…a day at the beach sounds good!!! I know our holidays are over…but why not take another??? Stay warm!