Miami Beach

5 05 2011

Miami Beach
During my 6 week trip of America I stopped in Miami for a couple of days . Miami was an interesting stop and seemed to have lots going on all the time .

I have to say I was a bit disappointed with the beach’s there . But I guess we are just spoilt for Beach’s here in Western Australia . On the plus side they did get some nice tropical weather and light there .

Was taken with Canon 5D MKII 24-70mm f2.8 USM L Lens and Lee Filters . Was a 6 image stitch .

Focal Length : 50m
ISO : 50
F : 16
S : .6s

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Half Dome

4 05 2011

Half Dome
Half Dome is a granite dome in Yosemite National Park . It is possibly Yosemite’s most familiar rock formation. The granite crest rises more than 4,737 ft (1,444 m) above the valley floor.

Was taken with Canon 5D MKII 24-70mm f2.8 USM L Lens and Lee Filters . Was a 9 image stitch .

Focal Length : 70m
ISO : 100
F : 16
S : 2s

Will have some wallpapers of this shot in various sizes up on my blog later . kirkhille.wordpress.com/wallpapers/





Yosemite Bridge

25 04 2011

Yosemite Bridge

Yosemite continued to suprise me with the photo opurtunities there it is really amazing you can see while Adam Ansel spent his life photographing the park

While looking for locations to photograph the main features of the parks cliff faces I saw this rock bridge over the river that caught my eye.

A six image stitch of the rock bridge in Yosemite National Park .

Was taken with Canon 5D MKII 24-70mm f2.8 USM L Lens and Lee Filters . Was a 6 image stitch .

Focal Length : 50m
ISO : 50
F : 14
S : 2.5s





Three Brothers

24 04 2011

Three Brothers
The Three Brothers is a rock formation, in Yosemite Valley, California, USA. It is located just east of El Capitan . Really liked the colour reflection in the long exposure of the water .

Was taken with Canon 5D MKII 24-70mm f2.8 USM L Lens and Lee Filters . Was a 3 image vertical stitch .

Focal Length : 38m
ISO : 50
F : 20
S : 1/4 , 1.0s and 1.6s





Golden Gate Bridge

16 04 2011

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean (Called the Golden Gate) When it was completed in 1937 the Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world . It has become one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco .

This was an 8 image stitch of the Golden Gate Bridge overlooking the San Francisco Skyline . Taken with Canon 5D MKII , 24-70 MM L Lens and Lee Filters





El Captain

26 06 2010
El Capitan is a Granite Monolith , Located in Yosemite National park in California . Its a favorite location for rock climbers and photographers .
Photographs dont really convey the massive size of this rock until you see it for your self . I spent almost a week in the Yosemite national park while I was over in the united states and loved it, even  . Its a photographers paradise , There were a few locations I really wanted to go to while I was over there but couldn’t unfortanlty as the roads were still blocked due to such a cold start to summer and they were still under inches of snow . Would love to go back some time and photograph the valley while it is all covered in snow .
While I was over there Also visted the Ansel Adams gallery  , which is what inspired me to try this in B&W .
This was a three image vertical stitch taken with the Canon 5 D MKII , Canon 70-200MM F2.8 , I had originally pictured this image in color with a bright blue sky but had a quick muck around with it in black and white in PS , Will try and re edit again next week when I pick up Nik Silver Efex Pro software .




Miami City

21 06 2010

Miami City was the 3rd stop during my trip to the US . One even took a cab to one of the islands off the freeway to get some photographs of the Miami city skyline .

I did some research before going and most of the reviews I read advised this spot was safe even though it didn’t look like it . There was a bunch of homeless people camped out under the bridge , some crazy guy yelling at himself , some young hooligans parked in there car drinking and random cars pulling up and leaving all the time .

It was starting to get dark and I didn’t think there was going to be any color and though about packing up early as I was a bit worried about standing out there by myself with all that expensive camera gear in the dark . In the end deiced to wait another 15 mins glad  did as got a very colorful sunset and got home safely .