This is one of the most exciting parts of the driving trips, discovering something new and unexpected. After you spend days planning the trip with all the sunsets and the sunrises scheduled, the hotels and the campgrounds, the hiking trails and observation spots, but you always manage to find something surprising.
Shooting & Processing
The main challenge with this shot was the light. I stumbled upon this shipwreck in the middle of the day with the harsh light and not too many clouds in the sky. The second problem was the lack of the access points to the beach. The only choice I had was shooting from the elevated road.
The second problem was the lack of the access points to the beach. The only choice I had was shooting from the elevated road. I wanted to compose a few wide angle shots from the close range and lower perspective but I was out of luck.
I also use editing with the twist. First, I created 2 different editing version (see below) and blended them together in Photoshop using Transparency Masks.
I also moved fishing the boat at the horizon slightly to the left, in order to improve the composition
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm
Focal Length: 41mm
Bracketing: 3 (-1, 0, +1)
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 – Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review.
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D
Lightroom: import, tagging, cropping, Lightroom Rapid Editing, Editing Formula: Gentle Wave (1, 13, 17) & Montreal (9, 12, 16)
Photoshop: color correction, contrast, cleaning, blending with the Transparency Masks.
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky, water).
- Topaz Clarity was used to enhance details and boost colors (rocks).