Friday Photo Spots & Sunbathing

May 27, 2011 by Jason Hines

Welcome to Friday Photo Spots. This post is part of a weekly series, Friday Photo Spots, which showcases some of the best photos of the week from around the photo blog community. This is just a sampling of some awesome photos I’ve come across in the course of the week. Be sure to visit their sites and comment if you like their images! Also, make sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you don’t miss any future posts!

HDR Spotting & Housekeeping

Not long ago, Mike Murphy suggested that I add a Photography Tips category to my Friday post. Today I am happy to do just that! I will do my best to add some new articles as I find them throughout the week. If you have any additional suggestions or feedback, I am always interested in hearing them! Use the form on the contact page, or leave a comment and I will be sure to get back to you.

My buddy Chris DeAngelis and I are neck in neck this month for the opportunity to win a Drobo in May’s HDR Spotting contest. I am linking to Chris’ image here, and my image here. Check them both out and vote for your favorite by clicking the star in the lower right corner. We appreciate your support!

Landscapes & Nature



  • Jim Nix gets the ball rolling this week with this shot from La Jolla Beach. I have to say that this is a favorite of mine from Jim!
  • Pat Quinn takes us to Glacier National Park in Montana with this gorgeous shot. This place is at the TOP of my travel list in the U.S.!
  • Scott Ackerman shows us a WOW image this week with this panorama of a supercell. You have GOT to see this!


  • Michael Libbe is a bird photographer with lots of awesome photos. You don’t want to miss this particular post!
  • James Brandon is up next with this awesome image entitled “Cyclops”. Be sure to check out his new eBook while you’re there!
  • Kristi Hines rounds off the Animals category with these great images. You should definitely look at this if you want a smile and a laugh!

Building & Architecture



  • Mike Murphy posted this awesome panorama. I would like to go on record as saying “damn!”
  • Maxim Drogaytsev posted this colorful image. It’s times like this I am thankful for copy and paste!
  • Todd Landry featured this STUNNING image of Union Station in Kansas City. This is a MUST see!


  • Chris DeAngelis – wow dude! That’s all I’ve got to say. Check out his photo on HDR Spotting as well.
  • Roman Betík shared a couple awesome photos from the Pantheon in Paris. Nice stuff here!
  • Jonas Ginter posted this shot entitled “The Jacket”. Check it out, I love this one!



Photography Articles & How To’s

  • Evan Gearing posted this image from Epcot. I love the composition on this one.
  • NR (couldn’t find a full name) posted these awesome street photography images. This is a nice site, you should have a look.
  • John Bentley wraps things up the images this week with this brilliant macro shot. Don’t miss out on this one!


  • Scott Wyden posted an article about the statistics of Facebook Fans on Photography Pages. This is a very interesting read with good insight.
  • Rob Hanson posted a new video tutorial on processing images. Check it out – he’s got some great tips!
  • Farbspiel  wrote this great article on using Topaz Adjust to Improve Your Images. This is a good read.


I took this shot not long ago at the Wildlife World Zoo here. I think this is the first time I’ve been there in quite awhile when it was not mating season for these guys. Anyways, this one was slowly crawling out of his house and stretching his neck up to the sun. I had some fun with the processing, I hope you enjoy it.

As always, I thank you for your support and feedback!

Would you like to be part featured in Friday Photo Spots?

The photos featured about come primary from people I interact with through comments as well Twitter and Facebook. I very much enjoy checking out the work of fellow photographers and I would love to list you in a future post. Thanks!



  1. Jimi Jones says:

    This series always provided some nice weekend goodies.
    Thanks for producing it.

    Like that turtle shot. :-) Have a great weekend!

  2. Curt Fleenor says:

    Great collection as always! Thanks Jason!

  3. Jim Nix says:

    hey Jason thanks for the shout out, I really appreciate it and great round up as usual!! have a great long weekend!

  4. Great collection Jason! Really enjoying your Friday collections. Keep it up.

  5. murphyz says:

    Thanks for the shout out Jason, appreciated – I enjoy these weekly round-ups.

    That turtle image is awesome. I love the lighting and how he seems to be crawling out from what must have been an epic sleep – it’s got a real prehistoric feel to it.

  6. A.Barlow says:

    Sweet! Love these guys!! It’s kinda strange but these animals kinda embody the essence of the land. Nice Friday image man, thanks!

  7. Thanx again Jason for the round up. I always find a few shots I missed during the week. Have a great weekend!

  8. Love this series Jason, what a great thing you do here for everyone; it’s a highlight of my week, that’s for sure! This shot is awesome my friend, you really captured the emotion of Mr. Turtle here. We really need some sun up here ourselves, I’d love to be that turtle right now!!

  9. Love the turtle! Great capture! Thanks for including me this week Jason in the spots! That shot got some great press this week and I was thrilled that everyone liked it! Appreciate the shout out for HDR spotting too! Have a great long weekend!

  10. Thanks for including my article Jason!

  11. Thanks for the plug Jason, it’s much appreciated! I’m just now catching up with everyone’s post today, I love the image of the turtle.

  12. Dave DiCello says:

    As always, a great collection Jason! Thanks for putting it together!

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