Caldwell, Texas – Tracking an HDR

Here is a different type HDR for me.   I usually do not post the moody style HDR’s, but decided to give it a try.  I added a Holga preset to get to above effect.   I enjoy seeing photos of those moody dilapidated building rooms…with junk all over.  One day I will find some!   Austin is not an old industrial area….so maybe I’ll have to hit something like and old steel mill in Pittsburgh one day.    If anyone knows of an area like this in or near Austin…let me know!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 F/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 16.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/22
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, onOne Software Photo Tools 2.6, Viveza
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Caldwell, Texas – Train Tracks to Nowhere (HDR)

A few weeks ago we drove about 5 hours in the middle of Texas to buy a little puppy for my little one.   On the way there we took the standard route through Houston following the main roads.  On the way back we decided to see a little more of our great state and took an alternate route!   It was a pretty drive. Lots of farms and small little Texas towns. As the puppy was young we had to stop in the middle of the drive for a bathroom break.  While looking for a location, I saw this bridge next to the road.   I put the title above as Caldwell, Texas….but I am not really sure if that is correct.    If anyone knows different, please let me know!   We were driving on Route 21 back to Austin.

I have always wanted a train track shot…and finally it has arrived!   This rusty bridge was perfect for HDR!  I always enjoy the low point of view on train track shots…so I set the tripod up only about 1 foot off the ground and snapped away.   I have a few more shots from here I will post again one day!  Ya gotta love shots that occur just from pulling of the road!   Thanks Caldwell, Texas or wherever this may be!  I guess if I had geo-tagging on my camera I would know exactly where this was.  Oh well!   Another gadget to put on the list!   Have a great weekend!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 F/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 13.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/16
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Viveza