Monday, November 30, 2015

More Laguna Surfer Dudes

Now that Thanksgiving is over and the tryptophan has worn off, it's time to go back to posting pics from the CA trip.  This is another shot of some surfers hanging ten at Laguna Beach..  Aliso Beach Park in Laguna Beach to be precise...


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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 55mm
Aperture - f9
Metering Mode -  Multi-segment
Exposure - 1/900
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

William Brewster 02

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  For this occasion, I thought I'd break away from the California pics and post a shot from our trip to Massachusetts back in 2011.  This is from the Plimouth Plantation, a place that simulates the initial settlement that the pilgrims built upon their arrival in 1620.  The person you see here is playing the part of William Brewster, a preacher and leader of the community.  If you ever go to Plymouth, checkout the plantation.  They also have a simulation of the Wampanoag Indian settlement there as well.  Fascinating!

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300s
Lens - Nikkor 10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Focal Length - 13mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 1.3 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sun Shining Into the Sheerwater Bar

Just before we sat down to eat at the Sheerwater in the Hotel Del Coronado, I peaked inside the bar and noticed that as the sun was setting, it was shining this great light right onto the bar itself.  Obviously I had to get a shot of that.  Not too much of anything else is going on in the shot other than patrons enjoying themselves and staff going about their business, but I hope it conveys a little of the sunlight that I thought was so cool.  I also gave it a duotone look to give it a nostalgic feel.  Did it work?

Hope you like the shot and thanks for dropping by.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens -  Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 24mm
Aperture - f6.4
Exposure - 1/30
Metering mode - spot
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 250
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Friday, November 13, 2015

Oceanside Pier Underside

I just had to get the obligatory shot from underneath the Oceanside Pier when I had the chance.  Unfortunately, I did not have the tripod, but the shot turned pretty good for the most part.  It's a little noisy, so I really need to take the 'pod next time.

This image is not an HDR, but I did auto-bracket when I shot it, even though it was hand-held.  What I did in post was take the -1 EV exposure and masked in the bright exposure for the top of the image.  It brought a little more detail that way, yet still pretty noisy.. That's what you get for ISO 6400...

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18mm
Aperture -  f5.6
Metering - Multi-segment
Exposure - 1/5
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - -1 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - 2

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mission Beach Lifeguard Shack 02 Duotone

This is sort of a sequel to my Mission Beach Sunset shot.  Except, I decided to go a different way with this one and make it a duotone to give it a more timeless look and emphasize some of the people on the beach along with the lifeguard shack.  The sky for this shot was a little more hazy at this angle as well so I opted for negative space there.  Overall I like the look.  A bigger question though is, do you like it?

Thanks and have a good one!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 55mm
Aperture - f5.6
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure - 1/400
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Monday, November 9, 2015

Hotel Del Coronado Lobby

When you see the outside of the Hotel Del Coronado, you just think to yourself, "Wow, I'd love to stay there!"  Then you think, "Wow, I can't afford to stay there!"  It's just a great Victorian-style seaside hotel that has that old glamorous charm to it.  It's probably haunted, too.  It seems anything that is Victorian-style is haunted, doesn't it?

The inside of the hotel is as nice as the outside, too.  The lobby has this great chandelier right in the middle and it really adds something to the rest of the lodge-like interior.  One thing I thought was weird though, is that they have these video screens behind the check-in counter and I thought it sort of cheapened the place, ever so slightly.  Maybe they'll get rid of those someday.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - F4
Metering - Multi-Segment
Exposure - 1/30
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Friday, November 6, 2015

Steelers Super Fan

Of all of the pictures I took during the Steelers v Chargers game, I think this is my favorite.  This guy came up the tunnel for our section and stood at the railing and watched the game for a few minutes right at the beginning.  Isn't that tattoo incredible?  I mean, to like a team so much that you are willing to tattoo the name of the team to the back of your melon?  Wow!  Well, at least it wasn't the front! :-)  Maybe it's not a tattoo, but more of a temp stencil?  Hard to say..  His jersey was pretty cool, too.  He had all six of the winning superbowl logos on the back of it.  It was awesome!  Makes me want to become a Steelers fan, you know?  I wonder if he lets his hair grow out in the off-season, if he has any that is...

I took a page out of Scott Kelby's Recipes book for this one, the bleach bypass recipe to be precise.  It turned out to give the shot a look similar to Fuji's Classic Chrome film simulation, which I really like.  I could have used Nik's Color Efex 4's bleach bypass filter, but I wanted to experiment a little  in LR with the develop module a bit instead.  It's not as extreme as Nik, but a cool look nonetheless.

I hope you like the picture and thanks for stopping by!

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Exif data:

Camera - Lumix DMC-FZ300
Focal Length - 32mm
Aperture - f5.6
Metering - Spot
Exposure - 1/400
Exposure program -  Program AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Love You Sand Castle

This sand castle was located on the beach just behind the Hotel Del Coronado.  There was this guy who specialized in building these things, but not sure what the reason was for this particular one.  I guess he was just showing off his skills.

The day was still overcast because of the morning clouds so I thought a good desaturation along with some split toning and clarity helped a little with it.  What do you think?

Hope you enjoy the picture and thanks for stopping by.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 46mm
Aperture - f5.6
Exposure - 1/400
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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