Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Nice Day by the Ocean (part two)

Just one for today, since this image kind of stands alone in my time sequence. About 45 minutes later in the day than the two in my previous post, the sun is low enough to give the sky a bit of color now, when not covered by the clouds. The soft light gives the blues and yellows a pleasing pastel-like look. You can see from the water action that the exposure is getting longer, too. When reviewing the thumbnail images right out of the camera, as shot, I almost passed on this one as it looked kind of flat and uninteresting due to the low contrast, but with just some quick correction to the levels and a touch of saturation, it became one of my favorites of the set.

7 comments:

Mook said...

Another stoater.

It's a strange thing when you look at the photos on the back of the camera, sometimes the ones that make your heart leap are rubbish when viewed on the PC/Mac and what you think was the rubbish shot turns out a stoater.

roentarre said...

Water is always my favorite subject and the ocean here is simply a beautiful work of art

wayne d said...

Beautiful seascapes Mark, sensitively handled.

storybeader said...

it's beautiful. What a day at the shore!

Patrick said...

I don't have seen the next of the sets but as you could devine this one is also a fav for me. Th water motion is beautiful and impressive and i think that the sky also adds something.

Marjorie Dawson said...

It reminds me of flowing satin fabric - beautiful!

Mark Alan Meader said...

M©OK: You're so right; never fails to work that way with me. Thanks for teaching me a new word, BTW.. now I know what to call the good ones.

James & Patrick: Ocean images seem to have the most universal appeal, don't they? Maybe I should take note and do more since I live here...

Marjorie, Storybeader and Wayne; thanks for looking and grateful for your comments as always.