Irvine, CA – Old Town Irvine (HDR)

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One morning while HDR’ing here in SoCal…I was driving back home and decided to stop by Old Town Irvine. Here you can find a couple of cool older buildings that have been updated. Here is some info from the web:

Old Town Irvine stands today as a testament to the rich agricultural past of what has become one of California’s most heavily urban counties. Founded in 1887 as the distribution and storage center of the 125,000-acre Irvine ranch, Old Town Irvine was to develop over the years a bean and grain storage warehouse (1895) and granary (1947) known as the Irvine Bean and Grain Grower’s Building, a blacksmith’s shop (1916), a hotel (1913), a general store (1911), and an employees’ bungalow (1915). All of these structures have been rehabilitated for commercial uses and their exteriors have been painstakingly maintained.

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Have A Drink on Me! (HDR)


From an ranch in California, here is a sweet rusty old drinking fountain for your viewing pleasure. Rust, mold, cobwebs = more HDR greatness! Where are the most rusty and decaying cities in the US? Time for a photo walk in those locations! I must admit to loving grungy pics!

Talke Photography Settings:
Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 82.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 7 Exposures (+3 to -3)
Aperture: f/16
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

A Rusty Ride: Ford F-350 in HDR


From an old farm in Marble Falls, TX here is an old Ford F-350 rusted and coming at ya in HDR! Rust and decay – HDR heaven! Tow Mater would be proud!

Talke Photography Settings:
Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 17.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 5 Exposures (+2 to -2)
Aperture: f/22.0
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6