September 28, 2012

My Vacation—Part 8

Occasionally, the fog would lift for a few minutes and I was left to photograph scenes like today’s photo.  However, more times than not, the fog would stay and Janice and I would merely sit on a great location and watch the movement of the ocean waves hitting the rugged shore.   I must admit, sitting and doing nothing but watching the waves, was very relaxing.
In this photo, I wanted to really contrast the colors—the overcast skies and ocean with the bright, shinning colors of the plants and rocks.  I also liked how the people in the scene gives the viewer a sense of scale.
Camera settings:  Nikon D4, 28-300mm f/3.5~5.6 with at 28mm, ISO 200, f/16 at 1/125th of a seconds on a tripod.
Post Processing:  
Lightroom 4—applied Landscape preset during import, set white and black points and adjusted the hue, saturation and luminous of various colors within the photo and used adjustment brush on the rocks and plants to add contrast, clarity, sharpness and saturation.


  1. Okay. This is more than a vacation photo, though including the people does make it fit that description. Awesome shot and processing. Love the colors and movement in the photo.

  2. such an excellent photo, looked very saturated which gives it cool effect.