this is a photo of one of the local vineyards located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. The photo was taken about 20 minutes after sunset. The building in the background is Peller Estates Winery.

Nikon D80
ISO 100
f/7.1 at 10 various exposures (tripod)
18-55mm lens
focal length 26mm

HDR was created with Photomatix and final adjustments made in Lightroom

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  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerabout 5 years ago


  • thank you very much Tara

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballabout 5 years ago

    Love your work, I have to learn PS and HDR because of how your images look!!

  • thank you very much Susan. If you are interested in HDR you can download a free trial copy of photomatix at
    It is very easy to use. I am sure there are other programs that will do the same thing but this is the program I am using.

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    Oh, DAVE!!!!! This is gorgeous!!!! You just keep knocking these beauties out … each one so different and yet soooo beautiful!!!!!! Another exciting masterpiece!!!! Of course a fave!!!!

  • thank you very much Lois. I hope you don’t mind but I got this idea from your corn photo

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...about 5 years ago

    Such a dreamy and rich photo. Lovely.

  • thank you very much Lorraine

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballabout 5 years ago

    wonderful work, nice use of HDR.

  • thanks for the nice comment

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

    GOSIA GRZYBEKabout 5 years ago

    great work)

  • thank you very much

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonabout 5 years ago

    Looks so beautiful!!

  • thank you very much ellcot

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • LeilaniMelayna
    LeilaniMelaynaabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous & Beautiful Artwork Design, dear Tallow! Cheers to you!

    Smiles Leilani :o)

  • thank you very much for the great comments

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • LeilaniMelayna
    LeilaniMelaynaabout 5 years ago

    YW :o)

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesabout 5 years ago

    Great shot, has kind of a spooky feel to it though, kinda like your heading toward a haunted farm.

  • thank you eric. The only spooky thing was the howls of the coyotes nearby :-)

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

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