I’m getting quite used to taking my camera with me whenever I go out now. So, as I had to nip to the high street this afternoon, I thought I’d take the opportunity to check out the tides as I new it would be nearing high-tide. I was lucky enough to get there with just enough room to get out onto the beach and capture todays shot without getting soaking wet (for the second day running!) before the tide came in fully.
I knew I wanted the tide breakers to create a lead-in line into the image, so angled my shot appropriately. It was a pretty gloomy day today, the sky wasnt doing too much, so the raw image was a little lack-luster. For those interested my camera settings were; f/11, 1/30sec, ISO-200. However, as with all shots, Photoshop allowed me to do some playing around and apply some colour filters and give my image a bit of a kick. I followed my normal process of tweaking the exposure, levels and saturation, and then applied a black and white filter layer and brought the blues right down to darken the image. I then increased the gamma slightly to bring out the shadow a bit more, before applying the sepia tint. I actually think todays shot works quite well. I like how the detail in the wood is coming through, and how I’ve managed to catch some of the waves breaking a little further out. I tried it in just black and white, but it looked a little cold, and not so engaging, but I think the warm sepia effect works well. Its kind of reminding me of a Guinness advert, I feel like adding “Good Things Come to Those Who Wait” at the bottom of the photo! Which I guess is a good mantra for any photographer to follow!
Thanks for taking the time to have a read peeps!