Phoenix Photowalk Lessons

Now I will tell you that my tripod was not built to handle this well, and I found myself in some awkward positions. The following (another in the interesting green-lit alleyway) required me to get on the ground between a SUV and a dumpster. It was well worth it in the end for this spooky shot.

Stairs in a Green Alleyway Downtown Phoenix

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Details: Shot at 18mm, F/18
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4

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Continuing my series of lessons learned during my first photowalk in downtown Phoenix, the second thing I learned was that you shouldn’t worry about getting left behind to the point that you let go of what feels like a perfect shot.

Even though I was sure that several other people might have gotten it, I saw this perfect alignment of a chair and other miscellaneous items in a green lit alleyway with the backdrop of a barbwire fence. But by the time we caught up with the group to part ways for the evening and returned to the scene, everything had been moved around and the chair was taken.

So instead, I was left with this shot from earlier.

Barbwire in Downtown Phoenix

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Details: Shot at 18mm, F/16
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4

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Here is my first favorite urbEx photo of the evening as well as first attempt at HDR processing. Parking meters mean a little more to me after traveling to Melbourne Australia and having to be on the lookout for them. Missing just one can cost you a hefty fee in parking tickets.

Parking Meter in Downtown Phoenix

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Details: Shot at 18mm, F/11
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4

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