I visited a customer of mine in SoCal during the summer.  Out in the parking lot next to his building…he parks his bike.  I just happened to have my camera in my car that day and we took a break to HDR his ride.  In a parking lot it not a super location, so I had to dodge cars and other stuff in the reflections.  It needed a touch of something!  So I added some textures and made it into an artistic HDR.

Now the great thing about this motorcycle is the emblem.  I think the model may be a Honda?  But he decided to replace the standard emblem and put a “Hardley-A-Davidson” one it it!  Classic!!!!!  So Greg, this shot is for you…hardley a super shot, but a fun one!  Enjoy!

Paris, France – Optimus Prime Lens

Here is Optimus Prime Lens (a new Transformer?)  Sometimes a little photoshop fun can lead to something artistic!  I was working a photo from Paris a bit ago and came up with this shot.  What could it be a Transformer?  Alien?  A robot from Logan’s Run?  Funky indeed!  If you look closely you may get it….so here is the original…

A carousel right near the Eiffel Tower!   A long exposure blurred the ride.  The Eiffel Tower are the arms!  I used the plugin called Flood to mirror the photo and created something fun!   Flood is a cool plug in.  You can create some water effects and/or an exact mirror effect like I used in this shot.    Have fun and let your in inner artist create photo magic!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 10.5 Fisheye f/2.8
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 10.5 mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Exposure:   6 seconds
  • Aperture:  f/22.0
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Flood plug in