SoCal XMas – new Composite Background!

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This new HDR Background has just been added for photographers that enjoy compositing! Click here to purchase…

http://talkephotography.com/p675699504/h1c007f45#h1c007f45

You can see the rest of my backgrounds on my website and also at Denny Mfg.

Peter Talke Photography – Digital Backgrounds
Denny Mfg – Digital/Printed Backgrounds

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!!

A SoCal Christmas!! (HDR)

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Over the weekend we took a drive to the town of Orange. It was set up for a Christmas Spectacular. Luckily we arrived way before it started. Located at the Orange Circle you can find this tree decorated and ready for the holidays! Palm trees + a Christmas tree = a SoCal Christmas!! Hard to believe it is December already!! You all better be good for Santa!!! Still have lots of shopping to do!!

O Christmas Tree (HDR)

Christmas is over and we started to clean up the house today and take down the decorations.  The tree was our last item to tackle.  As I took a break this morning, I looked at the tree and yes, I HDR’d it and even tried an Infrared Photo (which was not good enough).  As I looked at the tree…I thought why not shoot it monochrome!  As I shot it this way, I decided to go ahead and get a few additional color shots.    I like closeup tree shots and processed my HDR’s from this morning just a bit ago.  They were cool, but we have all seen a tree HDR’d.  I even posted mine on XMas. I wanted something different.

I added the pic into NIK’s Software…played with Color Efex Pro…just ok.  Then tried my original thought of monochrome in Silver Efex Pro.  Then I clicked on the “Antique Plate II” setting and that was it!  I tweaked the contrast and hue/saturation a bit.  So here is my last holiday shot of the season!   New Years is next!!  See ya next year XMas!!