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Give The Man A Hand

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 200mm ISO 320 1/80 f/11 Lr4, SEP2; PsCS6

A couple responding to a singer/musician’s free performance, South Main Street pedestrian promenade, The Shoppes, Chino Hills, California.

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Exuberance

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 46mm ISO 320 1/25 f/8 Lr4, SEP2; PsCS6

Happy young men mugging for me on their bikes at The Shoppes, Chino Hills, California.  This is what you call  a suburban biker gang in these parts.

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“Please… Have some dignity.”

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 200mm ISO 320 1/25 f/11 Lr4; PsCS6

Affectionate best buddies, South Main Street pedestrian promenade, The Shoppes, Chino Hills, California.

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“I’ve got your back.”

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 150mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/11 Lr4; PsCS6

Two buddies keeping an eye on the passing scene on the South Main Street pedestrian promenade at The Shoppes, Chino Hills, California.

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Two Tone Rod #83

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 32mm ISO 200 1/320 f/9 Lr4; PsCS6

Some more of the eye candy on display at the Chino Fire Foundation Car & Bike show, May 19, 2012 at The Shoppes in Chino Hills, California.

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Seen It All

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 70mm ISO 1600 1/30 f/11 Lr4, SnapArt3; PsCS5

A mature couple taking in the scene of shoppers passing through, children frolicking in a water fountain and families enjoying a band concert at The Shoppes, Chino Hills, California.  I’m not sure if this would not have been better rendered as a straight black and white image, but I thought the added paint like texture and brush strokes with this oil paint treatment better suited the subjects and the feeling of having withstood the tests of time this couple gave me.  What do you think?


Wednesday Ritual

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 29mm ISO 1600 3-bkts (-2EV, 0, +2EV) Lr4, HEP1, CEP4; PsCS5

This scene is becoming part of our Wednesday ritual.  A double bacon cheeseburger and chocolate Coke for me; a bacon cheeseburger and a Coke or shake for Judy at our usual table inside Johnny Rocket’s.  When we are really energetic we then walk over to the adjacent Wednesday farmers market in The Shoppes in Chino Hills, California where we might score some fresh produce, or a container of goodies from the baklava man.

I used the Glamour Glow and Tonal Contrast filters in Color Efex Pro to tweak this image, which as usual was a hand-held three frames bracketed.


Ready For Holiday Shoppers

 

Nikon D80 18-135mm @ 18mm ISO 1250 3 Bkts f/6.7 Lr3 HDR Efex Pro

Victoria’s Secret anchoring (or providing the foundation for) the stores at the corner of Main Street and City Center Drive at The Shoppes, Chino Hills, California.  Killing some time while waiting, and then deciding not to take in a movie, we took a few shots of the stores, people and decorative lighting at The Shoppes at Chino Hills, which is the baby brother of Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga.  There is more to see and photograph at Victoria Gardens, but neither of us was feeling like a 20 minute drive to get there.

A tripod was not used, instead all images were captured using my new monopod.  Tripod legs always interfere with the power chair, and if using a tripod I can’t get myself close enough to the camera mounted on the tripod to see through the view finder, the monopod fits between my knees, right in front of the chair.  Exposure times were 1/8, .7 and 3 seconds for this HDR image.  Look closely and you will see a hint of ghosting on the street right in front of Victoria’s Secret, a car was passing through the T-intersection.  I did try to out wait the motor vehicles passing by, and the pedestrians to avoid as much ghosting as possible.

As noted above, Nik HDR Efex Pro was used for the HDR processing and tone mapping, exposure and contrast adjustments were made using the Nik Control Point tool in selected areas of the image (sky, palm trees, Victoria store front, various other store facades).