I'm not a big fan of HDR but I like it when it's used more subtle like this. I would like to have seen a close-up of the tree on the left. Love the heavy backlighting caused by the sun. Excellent choice to use Canon! ;)
Long Beach Crawfish Festival!!
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Obligatory Food Porn
More pics here
All of these pics employ the flash with the diffuser to fill in the shadows. I went late in the afternoon to get better light than the noonday sun.
Belmont Pier and Long Beach Bike Path
/FLEX!!! Mirror lens, baby!!
I just won an eBay auction for a Reflex Nikkor 500mm f/8. $150, which is about half what the going rate is normally. The auction wasn't tagged right, so I don't think it got much traffic.
Wow. You could get decent pics from the last row of Staples with that.
Time for some nature shots.
Where's the nearest nude beach?
Come to think of it, you might want to take it to Huntington Beach Pier. You can shoot the surfers from the Pier and get some excellent shots from there, near the lifeguard tower right on the pier. I'll bet you could get some cool stuiff with that lens at dawn or dusk. Id suggest dusk and shooting off the right side of the pier toward the sunset.