9 exposure HDR using my Nikon D800E and Nikon 14-24mm. I switched it to black and white because I didn’t like the blue sky since there was no clouds in sight.
I read somewhere on the web that the Nikon D800E dynamic range was so great, that shooting HDR (blending multiple images together to increase tonal range) was unnecessary. This image was one image but edited in HDR Efex 2 so that I could use their tonal range processor. I believe I have to agree that […]
My brother-in-law drove me around the back roads of Southern Illinois looking for old churches and homes. We came across this church that was originally built-in the late 1800’s. Unfortunately, it will soon be demolished because it is no longer in use (this is a common occurrence in this part of the U.S.). P.S. This […]
I’ve taken previous shots from this location and always enjoy going back. I really like the large cloud. I think it adds to the picture. Previous picture ISO 160 f3.4 21mm super elmar
Another great place to visit at Millennium Park is Crown Fountain. If you haven’t visited, it’s 2 large video sculptures that periodically spray water. In the summer time, it’s typically full of kids playing and cooling off. ISO 200 f4 Panasonic 7-14mm (7 frame handheld HDR)
Landscape and professional photographers know that if you want to capture great images you should shoot during the “magic hour” (or also known as the golden hour). This is the first and last hour of sunlight during the day. During my recent trip to Chicago, I woke up early and headed down to Millennium Park […]
I always enjoy visiting the capitol in Des Moines. In the past 10 years they have really changed the landscape and have a park in the front that is very enjoyable to sit and relax. Here is a pic I took a few years ago.