Cape Canaveral, FL – Saturn V Booster (HDR)

From the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral…here is another version of the Saturn V Booster. I love all the shots from here, so why not convert one into black & white?  Looks cool!   Thats why Silver Efex Pro is great one click and this is the shot using “High Structure”.   With such a plug in its tough to choose  to shoot only in b&w.  If you do not have this plug in…download a free trial at the NIK site…you will want it asap!!

The tour at the Space Center in Florida was great…perfect for HDR’s.  We have one here in Houston, TX…I’ll get to it one day!   Have a blast!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 12.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/22.0
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable Release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza, Silver Efex Pro


Sorry, Places 2 Explore has mooned you!!!    I had always wanted to try and take this shot.  Now that I have my 70-200 VR and teleconverter combo…I wanted to give it a try!  It is not easy.  I really think a 200-400 would be better, but still not bad for a semi-standard lens.   I read up on how to take a moon shot…so many notes of advice.  The best solution is to take a bunch at different settings. One key is to lock up your mirror…check your manual for those scoops!    It all depends on time of day, weather, lens, camera, etc…  I added the “Flood” plug-in and it becomes a nice fun shot!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 70-200 VR f/2.8 + Nikon TC-14EII (1.4x Teleconverter)
  • Setting: Manual Mode
  • Focal Length: 280.0mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Exposure:  1/125
  • Aperture:  f/8.0
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable Release, Mirror Lock Up
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Viveza, Flood Plug-In