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Albuquerque Commercial Photographer - The View ABQ Apartments at Sunset

Albuquerque Commercial Photographer - The View ABQ Apartments at Sunset

Using the sunset for commercial photography in ABQ

On a warm weekday evening in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I took my camera and tripod to The View ABQ apartment complex to make sunset HDR real estate photos, as well interior photos. This place certainly lives up to its name and with dramatic clouds and a bright sunset, I was given ample material to photograph and deliver to the client!

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Fireworks 2019 Balloon Fiesta Park Albuquerque New Mexico

Fireworks 2019 Balloon Fiesta Park Albuquerque New Mexico

Fireworks Photography in Albuquerque 2019

For the first 4th of July in a long time I had my camera out on a tripod using bulb mode and an index card to capture multiple fireworks burst in one exposure. Setup in a wide open field at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico I had a clear view with little wind to blow smoke into the frame, but on the other hand not much of a foreground to set the fireworks in. My step-by-step guide for making fireworks photos goes into even more detail about how and why I like to photograph fireworks. Still, I was pleased with the images I was able to make even from a good distance away.

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The Many Looks of the Ocean Beach Pier in San Diego California Photo Story

The Many Looks of the Ocean Beach Pier in San Diego California Photo Story

The Ocean Beach Pier Changes Day by Night

Over the course of seven days staying in the Ocean Beach community in San Diego, California I went to visit the Ocean Beach Pier several times. It looked and felt different each time. I was there for a brilliant sunset. I was there as a storm approached. I was there when the pier was nearly completely empty, and when it was filled with people. I met a pelican. I walked it, and I rode a Bird (electric scooter) down it. I listened to the stories the ocean whispered as it passed under and around the pier.

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Spectacular Belen New Mexico Rural Land Real Estate Sunset

Spectacular Belen New Mexico Rural Land Real Estate Sunset

Wide Open Belen, NM Sunset

I traveled down to Belen, New Mexico with my photography gear and Kiki for a rural land photography shoot. I have been to this exact area of Belen twice before, and know it so well I knew where to look for a cow skeleton, which was still there even though I have not been to this area for over a year! I got my daylight shots, then had time to walk around with Kiki in total silence save for the blowing wind. Then we settled in a spot and I setup my Nikon D750 on my Indoor carbon fiber tripod and waited for the sun to get into position. I decided to make the shot just as the sun peaked below the cloud cover while still above the distant mountain. Since the land itself was just desolate, I composed to show more of the spectacular clouds. I got paid to enjoy this view. Sometimes, being a photographer is not too bad, sometimes.

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2017 First Sunrise Over Iowa Farmland

2017 First Sunrise Over Iowa Farmland

The Japanese have a custom of watching the first sunrise of the year.  My first year living in Japan friends took me to a Buddhist temple at midnight on New Year's Eve and then to a beach at sunrise.  I really like this custom.  So this morning shortly after 7am I took my camera and tripod out onto the frosty ground and watched the sunrise over an Iowa cornfield.  You can see five jets already streaking to far off destinations so early in the new year!

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Caloosahatchee River looking purple in long exposure at twilight

Caloosahatchee River looking purple in long exposure at twilight

I have not made many photographs of Cape Coral in my time here for a variety of reasons.  This photo of the Caloosahatchee River at twilight is the start of a series of Cape Coral fine art photographs I will be making available for commercial license usage (on websites, in local marketing materials, etc) and also as fine art prints.  

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Fireworks Photography Cape Coral 2016 Red White Boom

Fireworks Photography Cape Coral 2016 Red White Boom

These fireworks were not the first flashes of light in the skies over Cape Coral on 4th of July 2016 evening.  Those were from the lightning sparking horizontally through the clouds.  Still, Red White & Boom 2016 started sharply at 9:30pm with only a very light sprinkle.  Toward the end the rain did start coming down a little harder and you can see the water droplets that got on my camera lens in the lower right corners of the two photos below.

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