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Archive for September, 2010

Veraison HDR

Here’s another picture of wine grapes on the vine. What I like about this shot is that we don’t usually see pictures of grapes on the vine, with the individual grapes in each bunch actually being different colors. I suppose it is obvious (once one knows about veraison), but I’d never thought about it.

Veraison HDR is a post from: thePhotoTourist.com.
Images and text copyright © Rick Collier and thePhotoTourist. All rights reserved.


Veraison HDR

Here’s another picture of wine grapes on the vine. What I like about this shot is that we don’t usually see pictures of grapes on the vine, with the individual grapes in each bunch actually being different colors. I suppose it is obvious (once one knows about veraison), but I’d never thought about it.

Veraison HDR is a post from: thePhotoTourist.com.
Images and text copyright © Rick Collier and thePhotoTourist. All rights reserved.


Old Barn HDR

I found this barn quirky and full of character. Not having grown up in the country, I have no idea what might have been the purpose of this unusual structure. Standing there in that field, I was struck by the way the builders arranged the building with a pass-through and on the level, even though the place where they put it clearly is not level. I wondered about that old building’s many stories as that day’s bright sunlight illuminated the grass and trees around and brought out the textures and colors of the old wood in the open passage, doors, and walls.

Old Barn HDR is a post from: thePhotoTourist.com.
Images and text copyright © Rick Collier and thePhotoTourist. All rights reserved.


Lens Review: Nikon Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S Zoom

This is a great “do-everything” tool for FX photographers (that is, Nikon shooters who use D700 or one of the D3 series — a body with a full-frame sensor). For me, it is a very credible FX equivalent of the much-lauded but DX-specific AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II. I’ve been missing that huge zoom range and performance since I upgraded to FX. Now I have it again.

Lens Review: Nikon Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S Zoom is a post from: thePhotoTourist.com.
Images and text copyright © Rick Collier and thePhotoTourist. All rights reserved.


Wine Grapes HDR

(HDR image of ripening grapes on the vine) We visited Pollak Vineyards on a bright, sunny day in late July. The grapes on the vines had just turned purple. In the bright sun I had a challenge to capture the light on the grapes and bringing out their color while managing the dark shadows and very bright highs of the sunlit vines. The HDR shot turned out best, giving truly the sense of how bright and vibrant those wine grapes were.

Wine Grapes HDR is a post from: thePhotoTourist.com.
Images and text copyright © Rick Collier and thePhotoTourist. All rights reserved.


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