Palm Springs, CA – Infrared

Palm Springs IR_Talke

One of my favorite places to shoot infrared….Palm Springs, CA!  The only way to make it look like winter in SoCal….add an IR filter!   Happy Holiday everyone!

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Yorba Linda, CA – Yorba Regional Park (Infrared-HDR)

Yorba Regional Park IR_Talke
Recently I did a quick Grad session at Yorba Regional Park. Before the session I grabbed a couple Infrared shots of the lake at the park. I loved this view and thought shooting this one in HDR would bring some textures out on the tree. Infrared rocks!

Yorba Linda, CA – Nixon Library

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If you come visit my hometown…a must see is the Nixon Library. The tour is decent, but the view of the reflecting pool is tough to beat! I posted an IR version of this shot a while back. This is the normal view. Both very cool! Enjoy!

San Diego, CA – Skyline HDR

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Photography is amazing. So many styles, so many options, so many other photographers. I enjoy reading, looking for inspiration and checking out my friends great work! One friend is Jimmy McIntyre. He has published the recent HDR One Magazine. I had added an article into the great magazine a few months back on HDR Composites.

He runs a great blog also called…Through Strange Lenses. Check out his work…its fantastic! On his blog last week I saw his post on a Cityscape Photoshop Tutorial. I have HDR’d a few skylines in the past and had those boring water reflections. I decided to follow his instructions to spice up one HDR from San Diego.

Magically it made the image so much better!!! I added a border to give it a poster feel. Thanks Jimmy for the inspiration!!! I will add this to my image options in the future!!

You can see what one of my old versions without the reflections looked like here….San Diego HDR.

Boulder, CO – Super Infrared

Boulder CO Super IR
This shot is def something different. About a year or so ago I had purchased a Nikon D70S and had it converted to LifePixel’s Super Infrared Filter. My current filter uses the Enhanced Color. I took the Super IR on a few trips and it was funky!! I prefer the traditional type IR photos…but this photo is kinda cool! I played around in Photoshop to get this one to work. It was tough carrying 3 cameras on trips…so I sold the camera with the Super IR filter.

It is almost spring back east…so for those IR photogs…get ready to photograph in IR!!

On a side note…today is my 1000th post on Places 2 Explore!! Unreal!

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!!