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Money Shot | by Tony DeSantis Photography
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Money Shot

Hmmm, so why the money shot title? Anyone who shoots LA, shoots this shot it is the must have. It is like shooting a baseball game, you get the money shots first. Pitcher pitching, hitter hitting, runner leading off of first, you know the easy shots. Once you get those you can move on to the cool shots, someone stealing 2nd, a play at home. But first you get the money shots.

I have been going out to LA to shoot for a few weeks now and I have always wanted to get this shot but yes I have avoided it because everyone else has gotten this shot or some type of shot like this. Today was my day to capture this and then I decided to process it a little different to try to make mine stand out amongst the rest. Yeah right!


Did a lot of driving around in circles with a lot of the streets closed off because of movie shooting and the Emmy's being down there. So when in doubt...get the money shot!


This was fun to take and with the processing you really can't tell if this is sunrise or sunset, any guesses?


This is an HDR with the processing done in Photomatix and then my usual processing in CS5 and finally mono conversion with tinting in Silver Efex Pro 2.0.


For more information about this photo in camera and post processing: IMAGE INCEPTION PHOTO BLOG




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Taken on September 18, 2011