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!!

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Palo Alto, CA – Stanford University – Palm Tree (Infrared)

While in Northern CA last week.  We took an early Am visit to Stanford University.  I have a cool HDR coming soon!  But as my buddy Horace Kwan and I were walking through the courtyard, there were these nice palm trees around. We even saw a portrait photographer taking shots of a couple….the grounds are beautiful.  I can recall snapping this and telling Horace…hey even a simple Palm Tree looks cool in IR!   So here it is…a minimalist Palm Tree shot!   Infrared shots with Palm trees are a great combo!  What roads have Palm Trees lining them….now that would be a sweet shot!  Hmmm…Beverly Hills, Palm Springs, anywhere else???    Time to try that shot next in IR!   If I can find it.   Have fun!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D70S (Converted to Infrared)
  • Infrared Conversion:  D70S modified by LifePixel
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 65.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/8 sec
  • Aperture:  f/25
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Viveza

Laguna Beach, CA (Infrared)

Laguna Beach is a favorite of mine. If you want to experience Southern California this is the place!  Coastal living at its best.  Not sure if I could afford to live there…but visiting is no problem!   Beach side hotels, great restaurants, Montage Spa & Resort, Main Beach, Art Galleries, Pacific Coast Highway and amazing views!   Some of my favorite IR shots are from California.   Ocean and Palm Trees = perfect IR.   This is the coast of Laguna from last week….Pacific Ocean in the background.  If you are in Orange County….head down to Laguna…you will enjoy!!!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D70S (Converted to Infrared)
  • Infrared Conversion:  D70S modified by LifePixel
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 22.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/25 sec
  • Aperture:  f/20
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Viveza