High Dynamic Range

Otherwise known as HDR

A few High Dynamic Range shots of the Idaho State Capitol Building

Christmas HDR at the Capitol

Christmas HDR at the Capitol-2

HDR at the Capitol

Open Spaces

We have a lot of wide open spaces here in Southwest Idaho. I usually do not find this kind of landscape beautiful or photo worthy, but I was recently challenged to take photos of things I see every day and wouldn’t normally shoot…and to make them interesting.

Here are a few of my Open Space Landscape attempts…

Not your Train

Made this from one of my recent train photos, I think this is a sentiment we all need learn and remember. You may Want it to be your train, but sometimes it just isn’t for you…but another one is coming down the tracks.

Prime Real Estate

The Spirit of Boise Balloon Fest was this week. I didn’t make it out of bed early enough to catch any of the big mass lift off, but I did chase down “the” shot one day. I had to get just in the right spot to get the balloon right where I wanted it. Unfortunately my camera settings were not where I wanted them and the balloon was dropping too fast. I grabbed a shot of the balloon and one of the Capitol and did the rest at home…

Last Train to Nowhere…

A friend told me about an old water tank by some railroad tracks out in the middle of nowhere. I had to be out in the general direction of that specific middle of that specific nowhere for work yesterday, so I took my camera along. I just happened to get to the tank a few minutes before a train. I was able to get shots of the tank and the train passing it. Perfect timing!

Someone observed that the train almost looks like a toy next to the tank. I can assure you this is purely in comparison..standing just 4-5 car lengths from the tracks taking this pictures taught me that trains are BIG and Loud! :)