If you happen to be in Petaluma and want to chow down on the best tacos in town, here’s the place–Taqueria Santa Cruz. We were there a few day ago and I grabbed this shot while waiting for our order.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm at 47mm. 1/20 at f/4.5, ISO 1600.
Canon 5DM3 waiting for dinner.
I took this shot a couple of days ago while out for a walk along the riverfront. I processed it as a “faux HDR” image–it’s just one tweaked image, not multiple images merged into one. The enhanced dynamic range of the scene is much closer to what my eye saw when I took the shot.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 105mm. 1/320 at f/8.0, ISO 100.
Canon 5DM3 out for a walk in the hood.
The bright midday light beating down on the blacktop and motorcycle made for a contrasty shot that only required a few tweaks to turn into an HDR-like image.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L at 45mm. 1/100 at f/8, ISO 100.
Canon 5DM3 seeing in black and chrome.
One of the beautiful things about large digital files is the latitude of detail–if the overall exposure is good shadows areas can be brightened and highlights can be darkened in post production. Digital photographers can do this in camera with graduated neutral density filters, but the “trick” is less effective with angles. For this Petaluma River image, in Photoshop, I pulled up the shadow areas and lowered the highlights with the “Shadows and Highlights” image adjustment tool to give it an HDR effect.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 24mm. 1/160 second at f/11, ISO 200.
Canon T2i rolling on the river.