Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Henry's Lake

While I was up in Island Park closing the cabin I captured this panorama.  I was with my brothers we were on our way back from West Yellowstone and these clouds got my attention.  My brothers were nice enough to let me take a couple of pans.  I like this one best.  It's a 25 shot (5 frames x 5 exposures) HDR.  There's is a bit of a streak of sunlight in the lens, but oh well.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pike's Market

I guess everyone that goes to Seattle has to visit Pike Street Market.  Well here it is.  The clock tells the story.  When your in Seattle for classes you miss the activity so here's the empty market.  This is a five shot HDR taken from my table top tripod from the trunk of a car.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Seattle's Streets

There are lots of stories about why Seattle streets are laid out like they are (no perpendicular street - just streets every which way).  Makes for some very interesting buildings and vistas and all kinds of stuff.  I took this picture by wrapping my gorillapod around a street sign.  This is a five shot HDR exposures range from 1/20th second to .7 seconds f 11 24 mm focal length.  Just by coincidence we went to dinner at an outstanding restaurant which is located in the lower floor of the building on the right behind the landscape triangle with some friends.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Seattle Warf

While I was in Seattle this summer I got a chance to spend a little extra time with family.  We went to lunch and enjoyed this view from our table.  This was taken with my little travel tripod.  Its a 3 shot x 2 frame shot HDR panorama.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fire and Water

There is all kinds of really fun art work around Vale.  This fountain featured fire and water.  I have no idea what it all means, but people seemed pretty fascinated by it.  I don't know if I was able to capture it very well but here's a single shot HDR.  Trying to put together with multiple exposures would not work because the flame gets lost.  This exposure was 1/8th second at f8 ISO 200 (1.5 stops underexposed).  In Lightroom I corrected the exposure and worked out the contrast.  Then into Photoshop for some HDR work.

The Old Road Grader

This is an old road grader from the collection of stuff in Wanship.  This old machine is really cool.  Five shot HDR

Monday, September 5, 2011

Wanship - Picker Heaven?

I've done two bike rides this summer that took me through Wanship, UT.  The first time I saw this place I was surprised that such a place existed, especially in this out of the way place.  I'm sorry to say I still don't know the name of the place, but here are a couple of five shot HDRs taken there.  Did I say the American Pickers would probably have a great time here.  I have no idea what is behind the walls, but I'll bet you there's all kinds of stuff.  Note the suit of armor to the right of the fire truck.