My brief outside time, Saturday, was spent at the beach with Peter and Nancy. I shot surfers and flowers–all shots taken before.
I like this coastline image, also taken before. It’s looking north toward Twin Points (h/t Google for knowing everything) from Thalia Street.
I used Photoshop to bring out more detail than today’s haze allowed. Cheating? You make the call.
There’s a technique I’ve recently started using. It uses layer masks which allows me to paint in detail or contrast or nearly any mathematically quantifiable parameter.
There’s a tiny contrast lift everywhere, but a larger boost to the headlands. There I did some sharpening and level adjustment.
I could have enhanced the waves crashing against the rocks, but even I draw the line!
No Santa Catalina today. The perfect day at the shore doesn’t come often enough. There’s always haze or some obstruction to visibility.
For the true nerds, it’s F/8.0 1/2500 ISO500 using a 300mm lens.