Yesterday Ben and I took off for a golf cart ride around the neighborhood to see if we could find anything to photograph. As we left we saw this silhouette of a pigeon on the roof.
How it was taken:
Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8
ISO 250 – 200mm – f/4.0 – 1/5000 sec
Pictures of 4th of July fireworks in front of the Plantation Beach Club in Ponte Vedra Florida.
How I did it:
ISO 100, f/10, 15 sec.
A look up Main Street in Rosemary Beach Florida. The left side of the street is lined with restaurants, bars and shops including the Cowgirl Kitchen which has great Bloody Mary’s and Pina Colada’s.
Last night I went for a bike ride to capture some night shots of Rosemary Beach. This is the Town Hall and US Post Office on the coastal side of 30A. The stars were amazing and show up well in this picture. The image was shot with a Nikon D800 and 14-24mm f/2.8, 100 ISO, 5 frames between 1.3 seconds and 20 seconds. It was processed using Photomatix and Lightroom.
Cody the Goldendoodle is a huge Georgia Bulldog fan, and recently he borrowed some of our team apparel to show his team spirit. Here is a picture of him all dressed up.
He will be ruffing on the Dawgs as they go down to Jacksonville and take on the Florida Gators which are ranked #2 in the BCS this week. The Gators pulled through for us last week by beating South Carolina, but now it’s time for a repeat of 2011.
I went back to some pictures that I hadn’t developed yet to see what interesting goodies I could find. I really like this one of the morning sunrise over the beach, and the hint of homes on the right. I used Photomatix to process this.
Since I started shooting HDR photos I have been using SNS-HDR to process the images. I gave Photomatix a shot but SNS had a more natural look that I was looking for in my real estate photography. Today I decided to circle back to Photomatix and process some of the shots I have taken over the past year. Here is an example of one that I took over spring break in Rosemary Beach Florida. I like the way it processed in SNS and maintains a natural look, but this time in Photomatix I went for a more creative touch and boy did it come out. Here is the SNS version http://carsonvision.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/rosemary-beach-grass-park.jpg. Compared to the Photomatix version below. What do you think?
This week our challenge was to come up with a shot showing the rule of 3rds. This HDR image was taken this afternoon off the back of our house in Ponte Vedra. It was forcast to rain all day…turned out to be a pretty awesome day.