Beaching

Beaching clearly isn’t a word since it clearly was flagged for spell check but it seems to fit this image I took of Jomtien Beach in Thailand a couple years ago.

I was going to publish another image today but my scratch drive crapped out in the middle of Photoshop and it locked up. So with disgust I just gave up and went with one I had edited earlier. It helps I miss Thailand and the warmth that this time of year provides. It’s nice to remember shorts and t-shirt weather while looking at a forecast of snow later in the week.

Editing wise I didn’t do much. Mostly involves gradients and pushing your visual direction to where I want it. I do it every image to be honest but I just never write about it. Gradients are magnificent things because you can selectively do a lot to an area and not impact the rest of your image. I mainly use then to add or remove contrast in an area. Effectively darkening it or lighting it. If you ever need to pull attention away from an area just use a gradient.

The rest of the image was selective dodging and burning and some color correction. I shot this with my Sony RX100M3 and it has a bad habit of shifting blues towards cyan. While the sky was cyan color I did shift it back slightly towards blue.

Enjoy.

Beaching

Vertical Monochrome

Still feel like editing building images in monochromatic. Just like how they look. These images were shot in San Diego, California and Jomtien, Thailand. Two different cameras were used, the departed Fuji X100S and my Olympus EM1. Some of the EM1 images got a bit noisy but I left it. Gives it a bit of a film grain feel.

Vertical Monochrome

Vertical Monochrome

Vertical Monochrome

Vertical Monochrome

Vertical Monochrome

Vertical Monochrome