Montalcino HDR

An evening in Montalcino

This is one of my most popular and favorite images.

The picture is of the village of Montalcino in Tuscany, in spring time. The foreground shows most of the tiny village, basked in the evening light. The background shows the rolling hills of Tuscany.

The town is home to Brunello Di Montalcino, one of the most spectacular Italian wine types.

I waited about 2 hours to get the right light and weather conditions, and for the clouds to mirror the shape of the ground, to take the series of 6 pictures that went into this image. I used a 4 stop GND filter and a warming filter. Several hours of blending and post processing later, this is the image you see.

Napa Valley

Napa Sunset

This Napa sunset image looks down on the Bell Canyon Reservoir, from several hundred feet above.

The image created by blending together 3 images at various exposures.




This is an image of one of my favorite murals in the mission district of San Francisco. The mural  has amazingly vibrant colors, and perfect symmetry in its forms. Since murals are transient, and are often sprayed with graffiti, or painted over by other artists, I am happy to have an opportunity to preserve some of these works of art. This particular image was shot at a time of day, when the shadows led to perfectly even light conditions. I used a warming filter to accentuate the warm colors in the picture.

π x ∞

π x ∞ (pi x Infinity)

I shot this picture of the underside of the pier in Chrissy fields in San Francisco, on a spring evening.

I had to wait for the sun to go down sufficiently, such that the rays were almost parallel to the water, and the lighting was even on the underside of the pier, and there were no distinct shadows. All the while, the water lapped up on my feet and my tripod, making for  a very wet time. The image combines a series of 5 exposures, in an HDR picture, to highlight all the details in the pillars. I blended the resulting image with one of the other pictures that had a long exposure, to get the effect of the smooth calm green water.

Each of the arches resembles the Greek mathematical symbol “Pi”, extending far out to infinity (in an optical sense).


3 Responses to Photographs

  1. this and that says:

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  2. john korak says:

    I bought one of your murals recently. Love your work !

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