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Daniel Peckham
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I build websites, create pretty pictures & videos, and travel as much as possible.
I build websites, create pretty pictures & videos, and travel as much as possible.

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Shoot Moonrise Tomorrow Night Here

Tomorrow night at 7:25pm the full moon will rise behind the Pasadena City Hall when looking from this direction. I hope to be there shooting. Anyone want to join me?

Old Town Pasadena, CA is a really nice downtown area, and the City Hall is perhaps the highlight, especially for photography. There are also plenty of cool stairways and hallways for more photo opportunities.

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#moonrise #fullmoon #pasadena #pasadenacityhall
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Big Sur Milky Way Bixby Bridge

The milky way above Pacific Coast Highway 1 in Big Sur, CA. I arrived in complete darkness (except for the starry night) and thought I was at the famous Bixby Bridge, but it turns out this is Rocky Creek Bridge which is the next bridge but equally impressive and has a similar design. The wind was blasting me as I stood on the edge of the cliff waiting for my 30 second exposures as I shot this multilayer (6 photo) panorama. Occasionally cars would drive by to illuminate the bridge and the road in the distance, which you can see where the milky way meets the horizon. There’s something awesome about seeing the milky way under a completely dark sky with the sound of crashing waves below.

This image can be purchased here: http://gallery.tracinglight.com/featured/h861550

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#bigsur #bixbybridge #astrophotography #coast #landscape #milkyway #nature #night #sky #stars #california #nightscape

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A Selfie and a Beggar - Kyoto Japan

After giving this beggar some money, I sat for an hour with my camera on the tripod watching the crowds go by this popular temple in Kyoto. This was my favorite moment because it represents such a contrast on many levels.

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#kyoto #japan #longexposure #HDR #travel

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1,000 Year Old Gate in Tokyo

Kaminarimon is the first of two large entrance gates leading to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo. First built more than 1,000 years ago, it is the symbol of Asakusa, where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives. This gate is at the end of Nakamise shopping street leading to the Sensoji temple.

Tags: #HDR   #Tokyo   #japan   #dusk   #bluehour   #Nakamise   #asakusa #streetphotography #Kaminarimon   #Sensoji #red  #100Tokyo #CoolJapan

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Grand Canyon of the Pacific

This is a huge panorama best viewed large. This is Waimea Canyon on Kauai, Hawaii. I love the colors of this place and the dynamic lighting since it seems there are always plenty of clouds coming and going.

This is a panorama stitched together from 10 vertical photos using Autopano Pro. I also shot a time-lapses from here on my GoPro which I'll share soon.

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#kauai   #hawaii   #grandcanyon   #grandcanyonpacific   #waimeacanyon #pano   #panorama   #panoramaphotography  +Panorama  #autopano  
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Joshua Tree: Night & Dawn Timelapse Video

The Milky Way at night followed by a beautiful sunrise in Joshua Tree National Park.

Shot with a Canon 5D Mk II using a 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Around 1800 photos, most att ISO 4000, f/2.8, 25 seconds. Assembled in Final Cut Pro X.
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Quick Photoshop Luminosity Mask Tip

Go to Channels and Command-click RGB channel, type Command+J to put this in a new layer, then choose blend mode overlay or soft light for this new layer. Adjust opacity as needed. You have now used luminosity masks to your advantage.

For more, check out:
http://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-editing/luminosity-mask/

And this excellent video:
Advanced Guide to Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

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#photoshop   #photoshoptutorials   #photog   #photography   #photographytips   #postprocessing   #ps  
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Circular Symmetry

This is the domed ceiling of the Westfield San Francisco Centre in downtown San Francisco. Thanks to +Thomas Hawk for pointing out this great spot via the +Stuck On Earth app.

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#circular #symmetry #architecture #sf #sanfrancisco #cityscape #city #stuckonearth #stuckincustoms   #stuckincustomscommunity #ceiling #abstract #HDR #HDRPhotography
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Crossing the Golden Gate

No matter how many times I visit San Francisco, it's still a beautiful bridge.

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#SF #SFO #SanFrancisco #SanFran #goldengate #bridge #sunset #sky #purple #pink #streetphotography
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One of the best things about G+ is the photography community. Check out +Dave Bouskill who is traveling the world with his wife sharing photos & stories from all 7 continents.
 A different view of The La Pedrera in Barcelona, Spain
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