Foothill Ranch, CA – Oakley Headquarters (HDR)

Oakley HDR_Talke
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!

Spaceship Oakley (HDR)

Oakley Spaceship_Talke
I had a little fun with an HDR I took of the Oakley Headquarters in Foothill Ranch. Looks like a spaceship cruising in the clouds. Have fun with your photos and sometimes think outside the box! =)

Or how about an Oakley Robot…with a little Cylon eye.
Oakley Robot_Talke

One more version…
Oakley Head B&W Eye _TalkeSW

Foothill Ranch, CA – Oakley Spaceship


The Oakley headquarters is awesome! If you are in Orange County, a must to stop by and see this building…very cool! Inside and out! One the outside, it look like a spaceship…so I added a little textured effect. One spot at the building I’d love to HDR is the Auditorium inside. Hopefully one day! It would due another super cool HDR! Oakley Sunglasses rock!

Foothill Ranch, CA – Oakley Headquarters (HDR)


One super cool place to visit if you are in SoCal is the Oakley Headquarters. As a visitor you can only see a few areas…but well worth the trip!!! Check out the description they have on the web site:

It’s a place of reinforced blast walls, product torture chambers and the padded cells of mad science. Oakley’s design bunker is where inventions are conceived, developed, perfected and manufactured. In addition to the hidden catacombs of research labs and proving grounds, the architectural design of Oakley President Colin Baden includes a 400-seat amphitheater – and absolutely no adult supervision.

Very cool! Kudos Oakley! Love your sunglasses and this building! Hopefully one day I can explore this location. Have a great weekend!!

PS..I had a new HDR venture to announce today…but it will have to wait til next weekend. Still need a bit more time to get it ready.

Talke Photography Settings:
Lens: Nikon 10.5 f/2.8 Fisheye
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 10.5 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 7 Exposures (+3 to -3)
Aperture: f/8
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Coloro Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

Foothill Ranch, CA – Inside Oakley Headquarters (HDR)

Per my post the past week, this is the awesome inside of Oakley Headquarters!  Super cool!!  Great architectural design!  I love the Thunder Dome look!   Not only is the Oakley Headquarters great on the outside, but fantastic on the inside!   I posted issues taking pics here on my last post….since then Oakley was kind enough to apologize and asked me to contact them for a shoot on my next visit.  Thanks guys!  I would truly enjoy having a little time here after/before  hours to get some great shots!  I have a few cool ideas.  As we all know..30 minutes to photograph a location is definitely not enough time.

This would be one cool office to work at!  I loved seeing all the folks leaving this Friday nite with skateboards, motocylce helmets, etc…  A nice relaxed place to be at.  No wonder they excel at whatever products they produce.  The people there live what they sell.  I’ll be back in the OC again soon…hope I can get back here and grab some additional photos!   It is in the heart of the OC…just look for El Toro Road…it is about 5 minutes from the 405.

Some info from the web site…Oakley:  t’s a place of reinforced blast walls, product torture chambers and the padded cells of mad science. Oakley’s design bunker is where inventions are conceived, developed, perfected and manufactured. In addition to the hidden catacombs of research labs and proving grounds, the architectural design of Oakley President Colin Baden includes a 400-seat amphitheater – and absolutely no adult supervision.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 10.5 mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 7 exposures (+3 to -3)
  • Aperture:  f/13
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Viveza, Photo Tools 2.6