New York, New York – Times Square HDR

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The city that never sleeps! NYC rocks!

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La Quinta, CA – La Quinta Resort & Spa (HDR)

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We just arrived back from a nites stay at our favorite hotel near Palm Springs….the La Quinta Resort & Spa. A sprawling hotel with tons of pools all over! 40+? It is located 10 minutes from the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. I woke up early to grab shame shots there and it was closed. I drove back and walked around the hotel and while cruising back to our room for breakfast..I saw this beautiful view! The reflections in the pool are 2 cool! It was a nice cool 112 degrees there yesterday. We are back home cooling off! Enjoy!

Santa Monica, CA – Sunset at the Pier

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My good friend Jim Nix from Austin, TX was in LA last nite and we took the drive up to meet him for a sunset photo walk in Santa Monica. Check out Jim’s fantastic blog at Nomadic Pursuits. Jim is a great photographer!

I had never shot in Santa Monica and it was on my bucket list. Easy to get to and one packed place during a late summer afternoon. The pier is large and has lots of entertainment. A roller coaster, ferris wheel, bumper cards, shops, restaurants and pier performers. Def will keep you busy for an evening. Being honest, there is not much to shoot in HDR other than a few on the pier shots, under the pier shots and this photo above….the iconic Santa Monica photo. Great reflections on the beach add a nice effect! Great to see and chat with ya Jim! Hope to see you in Austin soon!

HDR Backgrounds – Dan McClanahan’s Composite

Dan McClanahan
One amazing & super talented photographer is Dan McClanahan. Check out the McClanahan Studio web site…Dan and Alex are composite guru’s! Their photos are true art! The specialize in cutting-edge photography. Love their work! Jaw-dropping indeed!! Dan used my Storage Facility HDR background for this amazing photo. Thanks Dan for sharing your art!!!

Composites are one way to grow your business in a world of standard photography….an HDR Composite will evolve your imagery!! Stand out in a crowded field…offer art pieces your clients will cherish for a lifetime! Check out all my digital download HDR backgrounds today!

Foothill Ranch, CA – Oakley Headquarters (HDR)

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This building is awesome! I can take pics of it all day! This one has a little texture/grunge to effect to it. If you are ever in SoCal…its worth to stop by and see this cool location!

Munich, Germany – Rathaus (HDR)

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This is from one early AM in Munich. I woke up at 4 AM this day to get the cool railway tunnels down below the Rathaus and as I was walking back to the hotel, I grabbed this shot. Nice long exposure creates wonderful cloud movement!