Costa Mesa, CA – Orange County Fair – Sky Flyer


One more shot from the other nite. Unfortunately, I did not take many pics…just a few..all hand held. This was was taken walking by the Sky Flyer looking upwards. I had my 50mm f/1.4 and snapped away! I’m hoping to get back one nite before the fair closes and take a few long exposures.

Talke Photography Settings:

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.4
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 50.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/250 second
Aperture: f/2
Gear: Hand Held
Post Process: Adobe CS6, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

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Buffalo, New York – St. Stanislaus Church (HDR)

From the beautiful St. Stanislaus nestled in near downtown Buffalo, NY, the photo above was processed in HDR to show the amazing details of this church.  I was a bit afraid driving near this location to grab this shot.  The local area is a bit questionable.  I went in took my pics and got outta there fast!   LOL   The things we do for photos!!

Info from the web: St. Stanislaus is the oldest Polish parish in the diocese of Buffalo, and maybe the oldest in New York State (St. Stanislaus in NYC also founded the same year). The first pastor and founder was Rev. Jan Pitass, a Silesian who was the “irremovable pastor” for 39 years. Pitass, the pioneer priest, is also considered the founder of the Polish American community in Western New York. A national known figure, he built an enormous empire for the Poles on the east side of Buffalo. He established a parish school and brought the Felician sisters to Buffalo in 1882, he founded a parish cemetery in 1889, co founded a national fraternal organization, Unia Polska w Ameryce and was responsible for the first Polish Catholic Convention in America.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 F/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 14.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/8
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Color Efex Pro, Viveza

Buffalo, New York – St. Louis Church (HDR)

I was traveling in Toronto a few weeks ago and had to take a drive to Rochester, NY the next day.  I had a little extra time in the AM..so I left early and decided to take my first visit into downtown Buffalo.  I scouted some locations and my target was this amazing church!  It is the St. Louis Church.  A stunner in HDR!  I am glad I stopped by.  I love taking Church shots in HDR.  One day I will plan an HDR book just on churches!   That would be heavenly!!  =))

Info from the web:  First opened in 1829, St. Louis is the Mother Church of the Buffalo Diocese. St. Louis Church is home to the oldest Catholic congregation in the City of Buffalo. The Church was built in a cruciform plan with a nave 200 feet long with a grand central tower surmounted by a 72-foot open-work spire. The Church organ was originally installed in the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 12.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/8
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza