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Dennis Baker
Photographer, weddings, portraits, sports, travel
Photographer, weddings, portraits, sports, travel
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According to Wikipedia…
The Sachs Covered Bridge was built around 1854 at a cost of $1,544. On July 1, 1863, the bridge was crossed by the two brigades of the I Corps of the Union Army heading towards Gettysburg.[2] The III Corps also crossed the bridge heading to the Black Horse Tavern.[2] Four days later, the majority of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia retreated over the bridge after the Union victory in the Battle of Gettysburg.[2]

The bridge was designated Pennsylvania's "most historic bridge" in 1938 by the predecessor of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Department of Highways.[4] After a plan in 1960 to replace the bridge,[5] the Cumberland Township officials voted to close the bridge to vehicular traffic, while leaving it open to pedestrians, on May 9, 1968.[6][7] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 1980.[3]

On June 19, 1996, a flash flood knocked the bridge from one of its abutments and it incurred substantial damage; an iron bridge on the Marsh Creek was also heavily damaged and another destroyed.[8] A $500,000 restoration on the bridge was already in progress before the flood; an additional $100,000 was raised to repair the damage incurred.[9] The bridge was rededicated on July 21, 1997.[10]

This HDR image was captured on Sunday, April 27–just before sunset–with a Canon 5D MkIII and Canon 70-200mm lens. The source images were processed in Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photomatix Pro.
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When you're photographing at the beach (Myrtle Beach, in this case) at sunset and the sky fills with beautiful colors, what more can you ask for?  A man and three dogs, of course!
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2014-04-08
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The interior of the chapel at Mission San Juan Capistrano in southern California.  A three-shot HDR composite; Exposures were 2-stops apart.  Canon 5D MkII with a 24-70mm lens.  Handheld.  Processed in LR5 Photomatix Pro.
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This is the Mission San Juan Capistrano (in southern California).  According to Wikipedia, the Mission is perhaps best known for the annual "Return of the Swallows" which is traditionally observed every March 19 (Saint Joseph's Day). Mission San Juan Capistrano has served as a favorite subject for many notable artists, and has been immortalized in literature and on film numerous times, perhaps more than any other mission.

This image began as a three shot HDR; two stops apart.  After tone mapping and processing in LR5, I used Snap Art 3 from Alien Skin, then blended the "painting" with the original HDR composite.
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Sunrise on the north shore of Indian River Inlet in Delaware on Oct. 4.  3-shot HDR; 2 stops apart; processed in LR5 and Photomatix Pro.  Shot with a Canon 8-15mm fisheye--set at 15mm--on a Canon 5D MkII body.  

As RC Concepcion demonstrates in his new book, "Unlocking the Pros's Hottest Post-Processing Techniques; The HDR Book," part of the secret to creating an attractive HDR image is processing the tone-mapped image.
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"Going fishing!"  A fishing boat heads out to sea via the Indian River Inlet in Delaware at sunrise on Oct. 4.  The two flying seagulls were photographed separately and composited into this image.
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Do you like the distortion created by a fisheye lens?  This sunrise shot was created shortly after the one I posted just a while ago (at Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware)--but facing toward the rising sun and using a Canon 8-15mm fisheye; set at 15mm.  Like the previous image, it's a three shot composite; two-stops apart; processed in LR5 and Photomatix Pro.  Canon 5D MkII.
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Here's a sunrise shot from the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware last week.  The weather was as good, or better, than anytime during the summer.  High Temps in the mid 80's!  Shot with a Canon 5D MkII, a 70-200mm lens; 3-shot composite; 2-stops apart.  Processed in LR5 and Photomatix Pro.
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This image was captured last Friday, Sept. 6 at Indian River Inlet in Delaware, PA.  The three-image composite was processed in Photomatix Pro and Lightroom.  Canon 5D MkII on tripod; 24-70mm, f/2.8 lens; two-stop difference in exposures.
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