Jul 2011

Denver Temple

Recently we travelled to Denver, Colorado to visit family. On three separate nights I drove to the LDS Denver Temple. Each of these photos are HDR and are either 3 exposures or 5 exposures depending on the camera I was using. I used HDR efex Pro to develop them. I also used an absolute must when shooting HDR a tripod. The grounds are absolutely stunning at each of the LDS Temples. These were a little damaged on the day I went due to a large hail storm that had passed through a few days earlier. One thing that I love about HDR is that it allows for dramatic scenes to be shown to their full extent.

In the following photos I love how the water is silky smooth.
I like the color of the clouds.
I like how you can see the detail in all areas, but because of the way the grounds are built I like the eye being drawn to the Temple and the fountain. In the portrait photo I love the dramatic sky in the background and the vibrant color of the steeple.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. If you like the photos please don’t hesitate to e-mail your thoughts. To purchase please see my store. I can do special orders as well. For these please e-mail your questions and thoughts.

~wr~

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Strike

This was a fun night. By the time I got to this location it was raining cats and dogs and the mosquitoes were out in full force. I was inside my car with my camera hooked up to a cable release. I was dry and so were the mosquitoes. I stayed for a few shots and then went home. I was pleased with how this turned out. I find the two signs ironic for this photo.
Thanks for visiting.

~wr~

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Sunset Fireworks

I took this photo during an extremely active lightening storm from my car. When taking lightening photos I have three different methods each work with different degrees of success. First I stay in the car. I use a tripod with a cable release. Then I point the camera in the direction of the storm. For the first method I hold the cable release and press as soon as I see the lightening. I have pretty good success for with this method. The second method I set the camera for maximum apeture with a low iso and just fire away. This is the least successful method. The third is for when it is dark I set the camera on bulb for 10 to 30 seconds any lightening that strikes during this time will be captured.

Thanks for visiting.

~wr~

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