Tampa, Florida – Colorful evening!

Tampa Skyline_Talke
From a recent visit to Tampa….the skyline is amazing for photographers. The bridges light up in multiple colors. Great for after dark photographs! ..and get this…it is just a standard long exposure photo…no HDR! Enjoy!

Tampa, Florida – Tampa Bay Times Forum (HDR)

Tampa Bay Time orum_Talke
If you ever get downtown Tampa stop by and see the Tampa Bay Times Forum. A great spot for an HDR. A nice big parking lot, then you can take the 5 minute walk to get the cool waterway city skyline shot! Tampa is a small city…but def worth a few pics! Hockey playoffs are going on right now….hope your team made it! The Lightning did not make it this year. So the arena is quiet.

Tampa, Florida – Skyline (HDR)

Tampa Skyline_Talke
I was just in Tampa for a quick stop and got up early to catch sunrise this day. Since my last visit the city has added lights on the bridge that alternate colors. While the sun was rising…I could see blues everywhere! The buildings were catching the light and were blueish so I waited til the bridge was masked in blue. I want this one in my office printed on metal! Kinda reminds me of Tron! Enjoy!

Tampa, Florida

Florida is one my my favorite places to visit.  I lived near Orlando for a couple years and enjoyed every minute of it.  The top 3 cities to see in FLA are Orlando, Miami and Tampa.  Now Tamps does not have a ton of stuff to do in the city, but still has some great views!  …and many sweet beaches near!  This is a shot downtown from my last visit.  I sat on the bridge and as it became darker I had to watch my back.  Ah the things we do to get that one shot!  I grabbed a few pics and it was time to get back to the hotel.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture Mode
  • Focal Length: 18.0 mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  10 seconds
  • Aperture:  f/9
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5, Color Efex Pro,   Photo Tools 2.6