Day 1: 6 Days of Canon EOS 6D Images From Route 66

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It's Day 1 in my blog series: 6 Days of Canon 6D Images from Route 66. Each day I will post a few of my favorite images along with some photography tips - from the "Mother Road." Hope you enjoy the "ride."

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Opening image: dining room, Route 66 Diner. Canon 14mm lens. HDR was needed due to the high contrast range. I created this image from seven bracketed images.

Tip: When the contrast range is high, shoot for HDR.

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Above: counter: Route 66 Diner. Canon 17-40mm lens.

Tip: Shoot at an angle to create a sense of depth in an image.

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Above: Robert Randazzo in his awesome Absolutely Neon store.

Tip: Put a person in a scene to add some personalty to the photograph. Also, shoot fast (which means being prepared). The last thing you want to do in a situation like this is to waste the subject's time. Thank you Robert for hanging out with us for a bit.

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Above: Outside the Route 66 Diner. Canon 17-40mm lens.

Tip: Make pictures, just don't take pictures. These streaking taillights, coming in at an angle, are not there by accident. :-)

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Above: Here's a shot of our hot wheels for this awesome road trip. It's a Dodge Challenger RT - one of the cool cars in the Hertz Adrenaline Collection.

Tip: Twilight is a great time to photograph city lights because you still have some light in the sky.

If you are interested in buying a Canon 6D, check out Adorama. If you want to rent one, perhaps for a road trip, check out BorrowLenses.com.

All the gear I've packed for this trip is listed here.

Okay, it's time to get back on the road.

Explore the light,
Rick

P.S. Want to join my 2014 Route 66 Photo Caravan/Workshop? Shoot me an email for info.

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