Elvis has been playing around with HDR ( high dynamic range ) photography. A plugin from NIK Software called HDR Efex Pro can be used within Apple's Aperture to help create these HDR images. Elvis is finding that one trick to this is finding subjects that are suitable for the HDR process. A dramatic sky helps. As does a colorful scene. Here is one example;
Taken with Nikon D3s and Nikon 14-24 lens.
This is an old gas station in Hickory Corners, WI. The population looks to be about 20. There's a church, the old filling station and a small engine repair business. Come to think of it, that's a lot of industry for a town of 20!
Actually, this filling station in not in operation and is simply a labor of love for one of the locals. He likes to collect old gas pumps and signs. One day he figured that he had enough stuff to put together and re-create this very nice scene. Even the old Kent Feeds sign on the right is classic.