Decided to process this image of the sun behind a row of trees as an abstract photo. Motion blur added in PS. Basic editing done in LR prior to that. Added some split toning afterwards to give it an earthy look. The bright area is the sun behind the trees.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / EF 16-35mm F/4L IS USM
1/20s, F/13, ISO500 @ 16mm.
Didn't catch the super blood blue moon eclipse due to Seattle clouds but got this consolation picture of Seattle Skyline. Thanks to @spa@ky_gunner who took me to this spot. It has already become a favorite place for me to shoot now. Processed in LR/PS.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM.
40s, F/8, ISO 100 @ 24mm.
Taken during my roadtrip through California. I booked a hotel room in Tomales Bay and this view is from the road leading up to Nick's Cove from Highway 1. I was returning from a long day and as I was about to pull over into my hotel parking I realized there was going to be a spectacular sunset. So I kept on driving towards the beach. But midway realized that I would miss the sunset on the beach. So I hastily pulled over into this viewpoint and took a few shots hand held as there was no time to set up the tripod or anything. I am glad I was able to get something out of it. This is a blend using three different exposures at 1/320s, 1/100s, 1/20s
F/4.5, ISO 100.
Canon EOS 6D / 24-70mm F/2.8L USM II.
I was rushing against time and barely had time to think of a nice composition when shooting this image. My main composition was going to be those sea stacks - so I was determined not to spend too much time shooting the 'Hole in the wall' at Rialto Beach. I am happy the way it turned out despite my lack of time for this particular composition.
Single exposure using Canon EOS 5D mk IV / EF 16-35mm F/4L IS USM @ 16mm
0.3s, F/8, ISO 200.
Day 2 of my trip in the Olympic coast last weekend. On this day I wasn't so lucky with the sunset colors due to a thick layer of clouds on the horizon which prevented any colorful display. However, there was a tiny sliver of color which I tried to capture with this shot. I used a slower exposure to get some motion in the waves in the foreground. Processed in LR and PS using Lumenzia panel by @gregbenzphotography#mycanonstory#canonusa#seattlephotographer#landscapephoto#pacificnorthwest
Canon EOS 5D mk IV / EF 16-35mm F/4L IS USM.
1s, F/8, ISO 125
It was raining all week before I got to this beach on Saturday. But today, it was low tide and the clouds had cleared up and even though I had been driving almost all morning and afternoon, a part of me was feeling lucky. Finally, after a 30 min hike through the woods, I came upon this beach. The sun was setting fast and I had to quickly figure out my compositions and go through my shoot list. I took some shots with this composition as the sun was setting but was they were not turning out like I wanted. But right after the sun had set, I saw this intense burn in the sky. I quickly ran to my previous spot where I was trying the same composition just a few minutes earlier, but this time, I used by 6 stop HD filter and did a long exposure. My mistake was that in all the excitement amid the quickly approaching darkness I did not bracket my shots well. But the dynamic range of the Canon 5D mk IV came to the rescue and I was able to retrieve most of my shadow information. Probably the best sunset I have witnessed in 2018 so far, for which I drove 4+ hours each way - but totally worth it. #mycanonstory
Canon 5D mk IV / EF 16-35mm F/4L IS USM
61s, F/8.0, ISO100 w/ 6 stop ND filter by @haidafilterusa#canonusa#canonfanphoto#seattlephotographer#pacificnorthwest
Ferns making an interesting pattern in the Hoh Rainforest. The water droplets on the fern fronds are not due to rain but moisture condensed over the leaves because the rainforest air is so much laden with moisture. Visiting this rainforest was surreal and magical and I couldn't resist taking a close up shot of these omnipresent fern plants. The lens I used is not a macro lens but works pretty well for this shot. Processed in PS using @gregbenzphotography 's Lumenzia Panel. Lumenzia is an integral part of my workflow at this point.
Shot with Canon 5D mk IV / EF 16-35mm F/4L IS USM.
1/20s, F/8, ISO 1250
Last weekend, being a long weekend I went on a solo adventure into the Olympic National Park. Washington state has blown my mind. The beauty of the Olympic National forest can't be expressed in words. I purchased an annual pass right away and now that I have moved to the Seattle area, I plan to make frequent visits here. Over the weekend, I went all the way to the coastal beaches (more pics coming soon). 3 days of hiking and photographing - can't have asked for more. The breathtaking beauty of WA state has to be experienced firsthand. No picture, including my own can do any justice to its beauty. This is a single exposure processed in LR for basic adjustments. Then this was processed in PS with @gregbenzphotography 's Lumenzia panel. Finally, I added some local adjustments in Viveza 2 from NIK collection.
Canon EOS 5D mk IV / EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM.
1/80s, F/5.6, ISO 400.