This is a shot from a morning excursion to the beach. This 3-minute shot was taken at 6:16am during the sunrise. The morning was really beautiful and it was incredible seeing the ocean light up with the rising sun.
This is a shot from a morning excursion to the beach. This 17-minute shot was taken at 4:50am before the sunrise in almost complete darkness. I brought a beach chair and relaxed while this picture was taken.
This is an HDR photo made of 3 exposures from the lighthouse at Seals Rock in the morning at sunrise. This lighthouse has the oldest, still working light unit in the world. The view was very spectacular and dramatic and by combining this into a HDR photo I tried to carryover a small piece of the feeling I had when I took this photo.
Canon EOS 450D, Tokina 12-24, Adobe Photoshop CS4.
A classic shot of the gannet colony at Auckland's Muriwai beach. About 1,200 pairs of gannets nest here from August to March each year. Each pair lays one egg and the parents take turns on the nest. A few weeks after hatching, the chicks begin to exercise their wings in preparation for the one-shot jump off the cliff. Once airborne, the young gannets leave the colony and cross the Tasman Sea to Australia. A few years later, surviving birds return to secure a nest site at the colony.
Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20, Singh Ray Reverse GND, Adobe Photoshop CS3.
The Very Large Array is a space observatory that converts electric signals from space into images, but doesn't really "listen" to space like the movie Contact makes us believe. It is an impressive site to visit! I thought a duotone was appropriate here as the sky was overcast with a haze.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM lens. Developed in Lightroom, adjustments in Photoshop.
I stayed out during the evening meal time to get a great sunset in Tuscany. Several other drivers pulled off the autostrada on the right. I got here early, and waited on the color and the clouds to develop. I sat in a wheat field for what seemed like forever before I got the perfect shot.