A Good HDR Burger

Posted February 2nd, 2012 by   |  Photography, Software  |  Permalink
Moonlite Diner near Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.

Moonlite Diner near Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.

A few nights ago I had just finished up running two weeks of photo workshops in Florida and I was craving an old-fashioned American hamburger. I found this place called the Moonlight Diner near Fort Lauderdale and figured they ought to have some big ol’ greasy burgers. I’m happy to say, their double-patty cheese and bacon burger hit the spot. The waitresses were all running around with “Got Shakes?” t-shirts and spoke in the unique diner language of “honey” “sweets” and “what kin I git fur ya?”

After the burger and fries, I decided I had to immortalize my experience with an HDR image. Since I had my Nikon D700 and 24-70mm f2.8 with me, I bracketed a sequence of 7 exposures. This shot was about 45 minutes after sunset, so there was just a little bit of blue left in the sky.┬áMy goal was to include the real crescent moon in the sky, but it was hidden by the evening cloud cover. Oh well, I’ll have to come back some day and try it all over again!





Between Workshops

Posted January 25th, 2012 by   |  Photography, Travel  |  Permalink

I’m down in sunny Florida running workshops for the Nikonians Academy and had a few hours this afternoon to hang at the beach near Fort Lauderdale. I took along my Nikon D700 and 24-70mm f2.8 lens just in case any interesting shots came up. While shooting the Dania Point fishing pier, a nice couple came over to ask me to take their photo. Of course, I said yes! Look at these beautiful people. They are from New Jersey and were taking some time to enjoy the sun. After the quick shots, she had her husband take a couple pics of me with their camera. It was a veritable festival of cameras right there on the beach.

Two love birds kissing in the Florida sun.

Two love birds kissing in the Florida sun.

Kissing each other seemed so much nicer than the standard pose here. But, you gotta do what you gotta do as a photographer.

Kissing each other seemed so much nicer than the standard pose here. But, you gotta do what you gotta do as a photographer.

An HDR shot of the Dania Point fishing pier.

An HDR shot of the Dania Point fishing pier.





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