Yorba Linda, CA – Yorba Regional Park (Infrared-HDR)

Yorba Regional Park IR_Talke
Recently I did a quick Grad session at Yorba Regional Park. Before the session I grabbed a couple Infrared shots of the lake at the park. I loved this view and thought shooting this one in HDR would bring some textures out on the tree. Infrared rocks!

Yorba Linda, CA – Pine Tree (IR)

Backyard Tree IR
A pine tree I enjoy seeing in my neighbors backyard everyday (just something about it)…its big and about 30-40 feet high. I always look up and think, if the sky was good…I could make a cool pic! Here it is in Infrared! Enjoy!

Yorba Linda, CA – Black Gold Golf Club (HDR)

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We had an amazing week of sunsets here in SoCal this past week. We don’t get a ton each year…but when we do, they are spectacular! Days like this I wish I lived at the beach…but we live 30 minutes inland. A storm was due in the next day and I knew we had one more sweet sunset coming our way! I took the few minute drive over the the golf course and set up and waited. I don’t play a lot of golf, but enjoy the beauty of courses. The building in the back is the clubhouse. The sun was setting and created a sweet orange glow! Enjoy the view!

Yorba Linda, CA – Nixon Library Fountain (HDR)

Nixon Fountain HDR SW_talke
From my hometown of Yorba Linda, CA…this is the fountain located at the Nixon Library. This past week we have been having some amazing sunsets in SoCal. I have been busy and missed many, but earlier in the day I could tell we were going to have another good one and took the quick drive to the fountain to grab a few shots! Enjoy!

Peter Talke Photography Settings:

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon 12-14 f/4.0
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 14.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 7 Exposures (+3 to -3)
Aperture: f/22
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS6, HDR Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

SPORTS ART – by Peter Talke Photography

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A new division for my photography will be Sports Art. This will include HDR Composites and Sport Art pieces like this one. I have a new Sports Art PDF brochure to send if you are in the Orange County area and would like to create a sports memory that will last a lifetime!! Become a SUPERSTAR!!! Contact me today at peter at talkephotography.com to schedule a sports art session!

Here is the art in a 29″ x 25″ frame (16×20 print)…nice!
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Yorba Linda, CA – Nixon Library

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If you come visit my hometown…a must see is the Nixon Library. The tour is decent, but the view of the reflecting pool is tough to beat! I posted an IR version of this shot a while back. This is the normal view. Both very cool! Enjoy!

Fireworks!

YL Fireworks SW_Talke
Hope you all had a wonderful 4th!!! Here are some fireworks I shot from our local show last nite. We were a bit aways, but I thought the treeline would add a cool bit of interest to the shot! Enjoy!!

Peter Talke Photography Settings:

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
Setting: Manual Mode
Focal Length: 13.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: 2 seconds
Aperture: f/11
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS6, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

Yorba Linda, CA – YLHS Basketball Court (HDR)

Yorba Linda High School
Looking for a cool subject to shoot in HDR? Look no further than your local HS Basketball court! I was up one night to HDR the court for backgrounds and took this shot up in the stands using my wide angle.

If any of you shoot in HDR…you know any location in white is always difficult. The tone mapping makes the shot dirty looking. Always work a bit extra to make the whites cleaner looking! I like to keep the HDR look…so my technique is to highlight the white areas using the magic wand (Photoshop) and lower the yellow hue (the hue comes from the gym lights) to make it look whiter and use levels to assist the dirtiness. I want to keep some grit, but just make it nicer.

Go out and support your local high school basketball teams and while there, grab a few HDRs! Go Mustangs!!!

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

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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!!