≡ Menu

Coca Cola on the Streets of St. Charles

The combination of old bricks, turn of the century advertising on those bricks, and famous brands of America and the world are a nice combination of AWESOME for my HDR photography. 😉

street, street art, street nostalgia, lost and found, time gone by, coca cola, coca cola advertisement

What do you like to shoot? Do you have a favorite subject or genre?

I am particular to landscapes from the Pacific Northwest, real estate photography, and street life or street nostalgia photography. You can grab this one framed for your favorite space today.

This was captured as a bracketed 3 shot capture with my new Nikon D750. You can read about the end of the line for my old Nikon D600. Awesome camera but it’s days were numbered. 🙂

Side note: Just gotta say I am loving my new Nikon D75o. This one will shoot up to 7 frames from merging into Photomatix and an HDR image.

Anyway… here are my hand held RAW images from which I created my HDR masterpiece above.

street art, street advertisement, HDR, coca cola, coca cola ads

ISO 100 | 24mm | f 3.5 | 1/20th of a second

street art, street advertisement, HDR, coca cola, coca cola ads

ISO 100 | 24mm | f 3.5 | 1/80th of a second

street art, street advertisement, HDR, coca cola, coca cola ads

ISO 100 | 24mm | f 3.5 | 1/320th of a second

My process formal HDR process included pre-editing in LightRoom, then a merge into Photomatix Pro 6.0, and finally some fine tuning in NIK Color FX 4.

I am super happy with the final outcome. What do you think?

One of my best discoveries lately is centered around the Google NIK software… it’s a free download. Here is a tutorial for the software.

My review is… it works great, however I prefer the master of HDR processing… Photomatix Pro 6.0. This one will cost you about $130 bucks.

However… if you are pressed for cash and really want to create some great HDR images, then NIK HDR EFEX Pro 2 will do the trick. Download NIK HDR EFEX Pro 2 absolutely free by clicking here.

Ultimately… I hope you enjoy the process of capturing your best compositions and creating HDR art that fits your personal style.

Please bookmark and swing back around to see what else I am working on and let’s engage in some HDR talk!

 

 

P.S. I choose and trust Photomatix Pro as my HDR editing software of choice. It is the Mercedes of HDR editing. Get Photomatix Pro here and enter ‘hdrbyspencer’ for a 15% discount.

Comments on this entry are closed.