HDR Waterlilly

This is one of my favorite images.  The waterlilly from the Reflection pond at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, FL.

A little HDR effect was added to bring out the detail.

HDR TigerDirect storefront

Sometimes you use HDR a little to bring out details.  And sometimes you can push it too much to make the image surreal.  I tried to really push it on this image.  I wanted a “bigger than real” look.

What do you think?

Balloons fill the NM skies

The skies fill with balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in NM.  Every year they have 500+ balloons filling the skies.   Everywhere you looked, there were balloons just waiting to be photographed.

I have been there several years, never get tired of it.  It is so colorful and peaceful.  I even flew 2x.  I’ll be posting some of those shots soon.