After processing the raw image through Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop, I loaded it into Nik Color Efex Pro to add more color punch. Then back in Photoshop, I added a slight curve for more depth.
Today is a break from extensive post processing with this natural photo with just a little warm toning and a dark vignette. I stayed with Adobe Photoshop CS6 and used Camera Raw to bring out the details.
I’m already missing the ocean. I decided to reminisce about warmer times when I visited this beach in Jacksonville Florida and my first attempts at nine exposure High Dynamic Range photography. For this image, I ended up using only seven of the images since they contained more than enough of the dynamic range needed. And with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, the monochrome conversion was lots of fun. This one is a higher contrast version.
This photograph was taken while I lived on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii. I just happened to capture this energetic swimmer on his way to attacking the waves in the late afternoon at Waimea bay on the north shore. Such a beautiful place!!!
Due to a few unforeseen issues, this will be my last post for a while. I hope to continue in the future but am currently not sure what that future holds for my photographic activities. I will still try to load new images into my “Store” at 500px.
For now, I’d like to thank all of those individuals I’ve encountered through this blogging exercise for sharing thoughts and ideas about our love of photography.
These cold winter days make me want to stay indoors and enjoy the heat. So, this photograph of my old Fender Strat Plus Deluxe (Blue, Silver and Red Lace sensor pickups) guitar seemed appropriate. What better way to waste, I mean spend quality time than to sit by the fire, guitar in hand with a smooth brew (Root Beer that is).
I actually shot this photo a few years ago when this instrument was a little newer. But these things get better with age. Just like me!! again! Got my first one in 1970 with an ash body, “U”-shaped neck, fat headstock, bullet truss rod and all the good stuff. Filed the frets and lowered the strings and played to finger bleed. Not really but almost.
For those of you who may not know, this six stringer is good for blues, jazz, rock, country, and whatever else you can come up with. I’ve even seen ‘em in polka bands. No kidding!
Yes, I digress. This blog is about photography after all. But it’s nice to remember the good old days. Or are these the good old days?