Archive | January 2011

Grande Ol’ Dame

As we continue our project of documenting old, interesting and heritage buildings on Vancouver Island, today we showcase a wonderful old home that is situated right on the Gorge Waterway.  The details in the architecture really add so much to the scene, and the two tone paint completes the setting.

Our blog “Grande Ol’ Dames” highlights this home and 3 others, please feel free to visit to learn a little of the story behind the photo.


Stormy Coast


3 exposure shot merged together using Nik HDR efex pro.  Taken just outside of Pacific City, Oregon.




Yarn Bombed Angelina


This famous statue on Congress Ave. in downtown Austin got “Yarn Bombed” recently.  It adds a whimsical touch to Angelina.  Read more about this shot and processing here.

Pre-Dawn at the Pier


The St. Augustine Pier moments before sunrise.

High Five – Dallas, TX



I have been wanting to get this shot for a long time and finally went out to shoot it this past weekend.  This is taken from the Churchill Way Overpass of Highway 75 looking at the High Five intersection of Hwy 75 and I635 in North Dallas.


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Lambo HD Wallpaper

I love Lambos and this one is one of my favourites. The Lamborghini Murciélago is a high-performance two-door, two-seat coupé sports car produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini. Often referred to as a supercar, it is powered by a recent evolution of the Lamborghini V12 engine, and is the flagship of the automaker’s lineup. The Murciélago was introduced in 2001 for the 2002 model year as the successor to the famed Diablo supercar, and was the automaker’s first new design in eleven years, as well as the first under the ownership of German automaker VW. The Murciélago was styled by Peruvian-born Belgian Luc Donckerwolke, Lamborghini’s head of design from 1998 to 2005.A roadster version of the car was introduced in 2004, followed by the updated LP 640 coupé and roadster and LP 650-4 Roadster. The most recent evolution of the model is the LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, a highly tuned version that is expected to be the last iteration of the Murciélago nameplate, before the model is replaced in the early 2010s.

The picture was taken during a walk around Puerto Banús harbour. I shot a lot of luxury cars, this day. You can check it at my Cars Flickr set.


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Canon EOS 450D | Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 DC EX HSM @ 16 mm | f5, 1/50s, ISO 100. HDR from 3 exposures @ [-2 EV .. -0 .. +2 EV ] 

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Going Green????


Old carriage from Walnford Park in Upper Freehold, NJ. Six shot HDR processed in Photomatix and finished in Elements.