No Pool This Beautiful Should be Empty at a Time Like This

Daily Photo – No Pool This Beautiful Should be Empty at a Time Like This

I think the title says it all!

I’ve never been much of a swimmer. I mean, I can swim just fine and I’m as bouyant as anyone my age should be, but I don’t really like it as a form of exercise. THere is always so much that goes into the perparation bit of the exercise. Also, since I can’t liseten to my iPod while I swim, that’s kind of a deal-killer. I’ve heard they have some new water-proof MP3 players, but that just sounds like too much trouble all around.

Anyway, this was a 5-exposure HDR that went from -2 to +2. I’m convinced it’s the only way to shoot into the sun and get all the light levels of the details around the pool.

Swimming Pool in West Palm Beach Florida

No Pool This Beautiful Should be Empty at a Time Like This

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length10mm (15mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • http://www.youtube.com/roberthimler Robert Himler

    Awesome shot, I love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dod-McKnight/646126453 Dod McKnight

    Beautiful capture Trey. The pool looks a bit cold though, so I’ll wait till the sun comes up before going for a dip! :-)

  • http://www.middleagedwomanblogging.com MiddleAgedWomanBlogging

    Palm Beach, huh? It looks all peaceful now, but I’d hate to see it with 100 kids in it! You caught it at a good time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gail-Moshier/513775196 Gail Moshier

    Lovely picture, Trey. Looks inviting. Wish I could swim!! I found out this past weekend I can’t go in a pool with moving water and jets. My vertigo won’t let me. But I enjoyed sitting in the smaller pool at the hot springs filled with hot water. Great job, hope you are enjoying Yellowstone. Waiting for those pictures ;-) .

  • http://flickr.com/photos/akanksh sathya sayee

    like the ripples in the pool. Nice backdrop. All in all a fantastic capture Trey …..

  • http://www.crapbyzak.blogspot.com Zak Shelhamer

    Yup looks like a nice place to be. good contrast of the cool colors from the water and warm colors from the sky.

  • casusan

    Oh wow….what a gorgeous setting! Yes, it would be hard to resist!

  • http://www.marthamoring.com/ Martha

    Gorgeous, Trey.

  • http://www.danleitch.com dan leitch

    the colours in this one make it one of my favourites,
    nice one trey! : )

  • http://www.brisedemer.net jelb

    bonjour,
    very nice framing..Amazing post-processing..Bravo!

  • Jeannie

    i’m diving in right now

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmartin78 Dale Martin

    Greatness Trey. Amazing photo!

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thanks yall – sorry for my lack of responsiveness lately- I have been away away away… but got some good shooting in… trying to finish one for tomorrow now!

  • http://Yahoo.com Bob the builder

    The sun makes the sky appear to be on fire! Beautiful scene and colors.

  • http://finestmomentsphoto.com JBoone

    Does your camera auto-bracket 5 exposures? I use the 5D mark 2 and can only auto-bracket 3.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Yes — it does up to 9 exposures

  • http://www.markwadlington.com Mark

    Don’t feel too bad JBoone, even though we Canon folk can only do a 3 shot auto-bracket, we get to select between 1/3, 1/2 or 1 stop increments! :)

    This shot is one of my recent favs Trey. So much for the eyes to take in. And a textbook HDR scenario, this type of shot would not be possible without it.
    Great job.

  • Norma

    I’m in awe of your work!

  • http://projectvisual.net Stephen

    Definitely agree with the +2 -2 philosophy! I’m always surprised though how water seems to look natural. It surely moves between exposures – is that just Photomatix weaving some magic or do you replace the water with the water from the most suitable single exposure on a new layer?

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