SF Financial District Walkabout

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  1. motojoe

    motojoe TPF Noob!

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    I headed to SF on BART with some photo friends and set out to shoot with a 40D and only one lens, a Sigma 10-20mm. Here's three (hand-held) HDR's that I while in the Financial District.

    Downtown Flowers
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    The Space Race
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    Among Giants
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    There have been some differing opinions on hand-held HDR (as well HDR for that matter!) and I've written some of my thoughts down along with these images, most likely opening a can of worms... Check that out here:

    Hand-held HDR and SF Financial District – Anvil Image: San Francisco Photography and HDR Images

    Thanks for looking!

    -joe
     
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    I like the first photo the best, the roses with the sky contrast really well. I think you do very tasteful HDR photos, they aren't entirely blow out like many I have seen.
     
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    Well done!

    I work in one of the buildings in your series....great captures of the skyline!

    Cheers!
     
  4. JoeT

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    +1 The first one looks like it can be on a postcard or visitors brochure. The second one is very good too, but i think it lacks the composition of the first. Great shots. Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. D-B-J

    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    nice! i always find that handheld HDR's are fun. How do you go about yours? i just put mine on autobracket and blast of 5fps to get my 5 shots. Haha.
     
  6. motojoe

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    @Ares: thanks for the compliment! I usually try to be somewhat realistic with my HDR, but this one is a *little*over done in the sky... but I liked the look!

    @Sheltiefan: Thanks! Ever grab anything good from up in one of those towers?

    @JoeT: Thank you... #3 was the background on my iPhone for quite awhile but #2 is next in line. :)

    @D-B-J: I was shooting a 40D when I took these and the burst rate is much better than my 5Dii. I try to just get as solid as I can (I brace against something if possible), find/lock my focus, take a deep breath and take a 3 frame burst.

    Did you watch the Joe Mcnally vid I posted on my blog?
     
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    Nice shots! I agree with the others, these HDR's are done well. Love the color, contrast, sharpeness. No. 1 is my favorite. This gives me ideas. Thanks!
     
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    Hey motojoe,

    I haven't really grabbed any keepers from the floors I've worked on.

    I wish I could get to the roof to avoid shooting through glass. I did get a couple of the Bay Bridge when it was completely empty of cars back when that i-bolt broke and they shut the bridge down.....unfortunately I didn't have my tripod or longer glass to really capture it well.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your shots!

    Cheers,

    ~sheltiefan
     
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    Beautiful HDR's love the first two shots.
     

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