Earlier this week, Mark, Ben, and Madi invited me to go with them to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. No way I could turn that invite down! Time with some of my favorite people in a fun place with lots of photo ops is my idea of a good time. HMNS is a wonderful museum, and the new Hall of Paleontology that opened recently is a feast for the eyes. It’s kid friendly, and as you can see from one of the shots below, kids come in all ages. The lighting on the exhibits is spectacular, as are the exhibits themselves. I can see a return trip in the not too distant future because I know I missed seeing a lot. A fun day for sure.
Photo Notes: The Hall of Paleontology is a challenging place to take photos. The only real light in the hall comes from the spotlights used to light the exhibits, so it’s a very high contrast environment that our eyes take in easily, but that cameras struggle with. Fortunately, Lightroom 4 does an amazing job of letting us recover highlights and shadows to make our photos look more like what our eyes see. These photos were shot using the Nikon V1 with the 10mm f2.8 set to 1/60 sec. at f2.8 using auto ISO to allow for differences in exposure.