Wish I Was Here

This is a shot off of Wongnamat Beach in Naklua, Thailand. With the snow now falling for over 24 hours straight here on the East Coast and not due to stop till the very early hours of the morning. I am not a cold weather animal and I would much rather be sitting in the tropical climate of Thailand than sitting here watching the white stuff pile up.

I’d go into the technical details of the image but I just like the fact it looks warm and inviting.

Enjoy.

Wish I Was Here

Reflections of Sunset

This image was taken right after yesterday’s image from what I remember. I was on Wongnamat Beach and I had moved the camera a bit and reset to frame the rocks differently. Just moving a bit gives a similar view a whole new look.

This image was created by merging in 9 different images. No idea why I shot 9 but I did and let the software do its thing. Just moved the sliders around until I got a look I wanted then exported to Photoshop. A bit more magic was done in Photoshop to really bring out the colors of the sunset using a couple different programs and then masking them back in. Finally removing the sky noise with Macphun’s Noiseles Pro and masking that in.

I am back to editing on a 13″ monitor which makes doing HDR fun as I had to store my 22″ with a friend here in Thailand as I am leaving today. As you read this I’ll be in a taxi heading to the airport. Seemed appropriate the final image was a sunset on the Gulf of Thailand.

EnjoyReflected Sunset

Distant Shores

This was taken off of Wongnamat Beach in Naklua as the sun was starting to set over the Gulf of Thailand with the city in the distance. You can see Pattaya, Pranumnak, and Jomtein in the distance. I also liked how the water and the rocks played off each other.

This was shot with my Olympus EM1 versus the Sony A7R which I use for most of my landscape stuff. Mainly because I am lazy and hate switching lenses and I can use the 24-200 I have for the A7R. Still, I can notice the lack of details between the two cameras if I pixel peep enough. The one thing I haven’t done with the Olympus is use a 2 stop bracket like I do with my Sony. The HDR was done with 7 images shifting 1/3 of a stop each direction. I might try it with 3 images with a 2 stop shift.

Lots of filters after the HDR conversion. Running it through Macphun’s Intensify CK and Nik’s Color Efx. Then masking everything back in at various levels.

Enjoy.

Distant Shores