St. Augustine, FL – Pier (HDR)

Here is a pre-sunrise HDR from St. Augustine, FL.  The ocean was a bit angry this morning as it was a cold 38 degrees this Mid February day!  The long exposures create  a nice motion of the ocean!   Pier shots in HDR are another great combo!  If you have a pier near you…go shoot it in HDR at Sunrise or Sunset…you will be glad you did!   Have fun!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 24.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/11
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable  Release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza

San Antonio, TX – Riverwalk

Here is a little color explosion for ya!  Back in December we went down to see the XMas lights at the Riverwalk in San Antonio.   Late nite when it was quiet…I stationed myself on a bridge and played around with long exposures and zooming in and out.  I wanted to catch some light streaks using the hanging lights from the trees.  It is easy to do…just set a long exposure and zoom in or out while the photo is being taken!  And this is what you get!  Have fun with photography!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 VR f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture Mode
  • Focal Length:  200.0mm to lower (for the effect)
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  3 seconds
  • Aperture:  f/11.0
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4