In September 2015, we went on holiday to the Outerbanks of North Carolina with my wife's family. I think that was the last time we took time off from work and school and spent time together.
I find blues relaxing and that's how I felt walking along the beach early in the morning.
This is the Nikon version of one of the images I captured with my iPhone 6 and the Slow Shutter app. I like the magenta-blue sky. I find blues relaxing and that's how I felt walking along the beach early in the morning.
The images were all shot on a tripod at three exposures (-2/0/2) and combined in Photomatix Pro with the Natural preset to create an HDR.
I removed several sensor spots in Adobe Lightroom and then applied the Kodak Gold 100 Warm preset from VSCO Film 00 (grain to zero). In Photoshop, I removed the lamp poles along the pier. I simply felt that this made the image a bit cleaner. I levelled the horizon and added a post-crop vignette by setting the amount to -21, midpoint to 0, and roundness to 51.
- Nikon D5100
- Tokina 12-24 mm f/4.0
- Manfrotto tripod
- Hoya 0.9 ND filter
I considered cropping this to as a vertical image to push the eye down toward the glow from the light but ... I like it better this way.