Cars Land

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This was at Disneyland. I found a great picture opportunity when the park was closing and people were leaving the park. Messed with the white balance and temperature Nikon settings. And shot a long exposure picture.
Set-Up: D7000 & sturdy tri-pod

Cars Land
Cars Land
Cars Land

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Disneyland

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Took a LA trip this weekend with good company. Went to Disneyland obviously, and found a nice spot to camp in front of the castle for a bit until fireworks started. Waited an hour and thirty minutes for this spot in front of the castle… worth the wait! I was able to get it at the right timing when the fireworks shaped out like Mikey’s head.
Set-Up: D7000 & sturdy tripod
Post-Process: cropped, increased saturation, contrast, sharpness, a bit a gaussian blur with a screen overlay.

Disneyland Fireworks
Disneyland Fireworks
Disneyland Fireworks

Aleia’s Sweets

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I was able to take some pictures of the desserts at Aleia’s birthday. I really like how the pictures came out. Therefore I am thinking about doing a project just on sweets.
Set-Up: 17-55mm F-2.8 Nikon lens & D7000
Post-Process: Touched up the exposure in lightroom. A little bit of clarity, darken the darks, lighten the whites, bit of saturation / viberance and “wala!”

Aleia's Sweets

Aleia's Sweets

Aleia's Sweets

Willfraedo’s Portrait

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This photo shoot was at Alveso Milpitas. It’s a interesting county park that includes a salt marsh, walking/biking trail and exotic historical monuments. The interesting part is the place has various climactic settings you can catch here. The place is a great place for portraits and I happened to have a great subject, Willfraedo. In this particular phootshoot I wanted to do a “let go of the past and look forward to the future” theme. Let me know what you think?
Set-Up: D7000, Sturdy Tripod, Stands, Cybersyncs, Sb-800, Vivtar-85.
Post-Process: curves to brighten up the picture, some gaussian blur to add a glow effect, enhanced vibrance/saturation for that “Nikon-color” saturated look.

Willfraedo's Portrait

Willfraedo's Portrait

Willfraedo's Portrait

Willfraedo’s

Willfraedo’s

Willfraedo’s

Nighttime at the Gates

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At the Golden Gate Brige it was getting dark and these were some random photos I decided to take. Since it was dark I shot up the ISO which allowed more noise in the picture. So at the same time I though of using a different picture setting/style. I wanted these pictures to be more “dream-like.”
Set Up: D7000 & sturdy Tri-pod
Post Process: Brighten pictures, white overlay, and sharpen.

Nighttime at the Gates

Nighttime at the Gates

Nighttime at the Gates

The Golden Gate

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This was yet another random day, and a few wrong exits led to this mountain. The unexpected usually turns out good, as of lately. I never been this close to being alined with the top of the bridge. The view was even too beautiful to leave right away; my friends and I stayed for an hour.
Set Up: Nikon D7000 & Sturdy Tripod
Post Process: Brighten picture & enhanced colors

The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate

Half Moon Bay

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Half Moon Bay has beautiful beaches. Everything was perfect, even the friends that came along. It was cloudy although patterns in the sand were interesting and the sun was perfect once it hit “magic hour.”

Set Up: Nikon D7000 & Sturdy a tri-pod

Post-Process: Enhanced the colors, a little bit of clarity, slightly brighten the shadows, higher the contrast, and focused on saturation.

Half Moon Bay Silhouette

Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay