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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Jinks Realty 0352394

I've had an idea about how I might shoot a local water tower that was recently repainted.  This Saturday I finally had the chance to get the shot I was looking for.

water tower

So this got me to thinking about shooting various landmarks in my area in helping to identify the location of listings.

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Rainer
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Myrna Ziller
Guarantee Flex Office Fig Garden Village - Fresno, CA
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Hi Lee:

**Nice photo, with that sunset.**   Those palm trees, make it look like it is located in California.  Fresno has some very  unique Community Landmarks.  We have a very old brick style water tower, that is a historical landmark. We also have one that is something like yours.  

Sending Smiles To You....  Myrna :) :) :)  :(o_o):

Apr 25, 2013 06:32 PM #1
Rainer
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Mike Warren
Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO

What a nice photo. Great shot, Lee.

Apr 25, 2013 06:59 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Lee, it is always interesting how the very landmarks that we rely on to direct newcomers, really define a community and give it a unique character. Good photo, and great blog. Thank you for sharing with us!
Apr 25, 2013 09:27 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Lee, That is a great photo!  Very nice way to show off your community!  Have a great day!

Apr 26, 2013 12:18 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Lee - You certainly chose the perfect time of day, with a perfect sky as back drop!  Wonderful stuff!

Apr 26, 2013 12:35 PM #5
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Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Lee,

It was well worth the wait as it is a beautiful shot of the trees at sunset and like the horse logo on the tower. It is a good sign in a community when they care enough to paint the water towers.

Apr 26, 2013 02:45 PM #6
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Jonathan Benya
The Benya Group - Waldorf, MD
The Benya Group

This is a beautiful shot! Thanks for sharing :)

May 08, 2013 01:32 AM #7
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Paul Viau
Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog - Halifax, NS
Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog + Photo Services

That was fairly late in the evening !  What expoure did you use? I love the effect.

May 19, 2013 12:23 PM #8
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Lee Jinks
Jinks Realty - McAllen, TX

Paul, it's a composite of two photos, one taken at sunrise and one at sunset.  I don't remember specific exposure settings, but I did shoot in manual.  I'm pretty sure both were shot at ISO 200.  I probably used something like f/8 and dialed the shutter speed until the exposure needle was in the middle.  Judging by the sharpness of the palm leaves, I would guess shutter speed was 1/30 or faster.

The camera was on a tripod and the scene is static so there isn't much concern about shutter speed.  I used a prime lens so I wouldn't accidentally change the focal length and mess up the merge of the two photos.  I then put the camera in the exact same position and lined the center focus point at the same place on the tower.  This made lining up the two photos pretty easy.

I hope this helps.

May 20, 2013 01:57 AM #9
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Lee Jinks
Jinks Realty - McAllen, TX

I just looked it up.  The morning shot was 1/320 sec at f/9.0, ISO 200.  The evening shot was 1/250 sec at f/4.0, ISO 200.  Both shot with the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G.

May 20, 2013 08:53 AM #10
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Kevin Vitali
EXIT Realty- Massachusetts Short Sales & Residential Sales - Tewksbury, MA
Helping Massachusetts Home Buyers and Home Sellers

Nice Lee.  Community photos are a great way to set agents apart.

Aug 04, 2014 11:03 PM #11
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