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Location: Alcatraz AKA “The Rock” San Francisco
Technique: HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Equipment: Canon 5D OG – 17-40 – TC80n3 Remote
Workflow: 6+ Raws – Matix Pro – Finalized in CS4

An awesome day of shooting at “The Rock”! Apparently every tourist in San Francisco thought so to which made HDR very tricky to shoot. I knew folks would be getting in the way so I set my shots up a bit quicker than I usually do.

I had some fellow bubblers along for the shoot also and although we got split up im sure they had a blast.

Tags

alcatraz, frisco, hdr, high dynamic range, san francisco, the rock

Comments

  • Kylie Lesfield
    Kylie Lesfieldover 4 years ago

    wow i really like this

  • Im glad You like it Kyle!

    …Ben…

    – Ben Pacificar

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithover 4 years ago

    LOL the title cracked me up Ben, great HDR mate.

  • Thanks Much Garth!

    …Ben…

    – Ben Pacificar

  • Tyler Thomas
    Tyler Thomasover 4 years ago

    Beautiful. Had fun at Alcatraz I see. Great image Ben

  • Tyler! Havent shot anything in Months and getting a bit rusty in the editing process. Yes it was a perty fun day for the whole Family, shooting was just a bonus.

    …Ben…

    – Ben Pacificar

  • Lenny La Rue, IPA
    Lenny La Rue, IPAover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot, bro! I still have to look at my fledgling efforts but our crew had the same issues everywhere as well. There were two 50-person tours on both sides of us but very few took advantage of the little tidbit of insider info we had. :-D

    My none HDR shots would look anywhere near this good but I’m hoping I get something halfway decent (considering some of the subject matter we won’t go into… Hehehe!)

  • Im sure Your HDR images will come out great bra! Jim is a good teacher and You have a good eye with an inventive mind at that! Ahem, Ahem, Ahem!

    …Ben…

    – Ben Pacificar

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 4 years ago

    Very chilling shot!! Beautiful HDR work….well done!

  • Thanks Much as always Wendi! It will be creepy for sure when we do the night tour……..ooooooohhhh!

    …Ben…

    – Ben Pacificar

  • Candler Photography
    Candler Photog...over 4 years ago

    Nice one Ben. Great comp as usual!! We need to get together sometime so you can teach me your mad HDR skills!

    — Jason

  • Will do Jason! Were planning a “Bodie” trip soon if Your interested.

    …Ben…

    – Ben Pacificar

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 4 years ago

    Fabulous HDR work Ben.

  • Thanks Much Gary, much appreciated!

    …Ben…

    – Ben Pacificar

  • russtokyo
    russtokyoover 4 years ago

    awesome photo! i love your work. i wish i would have been interested in photography when i visited alcatraz a few years ago

  • Thanks Much Bra! By the way I dont think You replied to my question a ways back if Your Schooling in ASIJ? I use to go to Kinnick high school in Japan @ Yokosuka Naval base.

    …Ben…

    – Ben Pacificar

  • Micci Shannon
    Micci Shannonover 4 years ago

    AWESOME!!! Wish i could have gone with you all!! This pic is FABULOUS!!!

  • Thanks Much Micci! Still going through the other shots, not much to shoot as I thought there would be.

    …Ben…

    – Ben Pacificar

  • russtokyo
    russtokyoover 4 years ago

    Ben, i think i did reply, perhaps i didnt post it. either way, yes I go to asij! and we compete with kinnick alot. I just lost to one of your discus throwers last saturday :(

    what year did you graduate?

    -russ

  • Oh my gosh,,,,,,,1989? Perty old Bra! My little brother is stationed in Yokota Air Force base and recently visited the old base we use to live at (Yokosuka). I loved living in Japan, Cant wait to on vacation so I can shoot some of the old buildings (Shrines).

    …Ben…

    – Ben Pacificar

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