Just passed 1,000,000 Visitors!!!


I am completely honored!!! Thanks so much to each and every one of you that have visited and checked out my photos! You guys rock!!!! Places 2 Explore started a in March 2009 and I am blown away by reaching 1,000,000! Now Dr. Evil can say, “One Milllllllion Visitors!”. Here are some stats to get to 1 Million…

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Top Photo Views:
New York City Times Square (HDR)
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge (HDR)
San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden (HDR)
Tampa FLA (HDR)
Las Vegas NYNY Hotel (HDR)

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Vienna, Austria – St. Peter’s (HDR)


One of my favorite cities in the world…Vienna. While walking around in previous visits I had taken outside shots of St. Peter’s a few times and had never gone inside. So this day I walked inside… in the middle of a sermon…you can see I was amazed at how stunningly beautiful this church was!! I had to take a photo!! The attendant gave me a scowl as I took out my camera and tripod. But St. Peter must have sent him a message from above as my name is Peter and he allowed me to take a few photographs. LOL Well at least that is my thinking. I showed the attendant a few of my wide angle shots on the back of my camera and he was hopefully impressed. I then took out my fisheye lens and quietly told him…just a few more. He nodded and I took this shot! Sweet. I thanked him and left. Churches are meant for HDR…and especially fisheye HDR! Thanks St. Peter!

Talke Photography Settings:

Lens: Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 10.5 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 7 Exposures (+3 to -3)
Aperture: f/11
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

News: 50 Terrific Travel Photography Blogs – Places 2 Explore is included!

Guide to Art Schools has just released its list of the Top 50 Terrific Travel Blogs in the world.  Places 2 Explore made it in at number 21!  Thank for the inclusion GTAS!!  It is an honor to be included!!  Click the link here to check out the list…Guide to Art Schools.    Thanks for visiting Places 2 Explore!!