My first reaction was "Fullerton... are you kidding? What is there to take pictures pictures of in Fullerton?" My second reaction was "6:30 AM? Seriously??" Thankfully, it was later revised to 7:15 AM. I'm not a morning person, so still early in my book.
Lesson learned from our Fullerton photo shoot: Photo opportunities are everywhere. No need to go anywhere exotic, as there are good photo opportunities everywhere you go.
Side note: I am learning how to take HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos, so I used a tripod for most of my photos on Sunday. I set up my camera to bracket the exposures: normal, +2, and -2, so you use 3 photos for each completed HDR image. Then you go into Photoshop and create the HDR photo by merging the 3 images. There are many different ways to tweak it, from an over the top 'Alice in Wonderland' look to normal/realistic with increased clarity and detail. This is where talent and experience really come in, and I have a long ways to go! But go check out the HDR groups in Flickr... wow, some incredible photos and incredibly talented photographers.
|So off we go... brother and sister trying to improve their photo skills!|
|One of my favorite old buildings in Fullerton... this is the Chapman Building on Harbor Blvd.|
|Standing in the center divider on Harbor Blvd.|
|Rutabegorz restaurant on Pomona Ave.|
|Bench on Wilshire Blvd.; now that I look at it, this one looks like it would be better converted to B&W|
|Fullerton has maintained the old, original city light posts throughout the downtown area.|
|Hotel California? Is this the one the Eagles made famous?? Taken from the second story within Villa Del Sol.|
|Villa Del Sol on Harbor Blvd.|