The Coast is oozing in!
My first morning, not so good. That afternoon, started to get back into landscape shooting mode. Tuesday morning started off to be a challenge in the fog and then as time moved on, there were images to be found everywhere.
I posted this photo in haste just to make fun of my dear friend McNally but it wasn’t finished. If you look at it, you’ll see what I’m referring to. I wanted darker, cleaner water and wanted the blue in the left boat not competing with the boat on the right. I achieved the finished image by using Silver Efex Pro and painting out via a Layer Mask the effect on the boat on the right. I like this image much better finished.
Sticking with the nautical theme, I continued down the dock to there boats. This was a pretty image to do once I change my idea to crop out with lens selection the photographers on the right of the dock shooting. That dictated to me going B&W to still further remove visual elements bugging me.
This was the shot that really made my morning. The colors just knock my socks off! I shot with the 45 PC-E so the plane of focus runs through the bow of the boat to the rope while shooting at just f/4. I needed to do this to get a shutter speed fast enough to deal with wave action. Then finishing was all done in NX2.
Photos captured by D3x, 45 PC-E on Lexar UDMA digital film