I've walked this pier many times in White Rock & always enjoy strolling along. It looks fantastic in this shot +Vick Sahota+Vick Sahota
For the past two weeks I have been quite busy setting up my new computer and I haven’t had much time to edit any photos. After finally getting it all sorted out, I decided to make this my first edit on my new computer and not only was this edited with my new computer, but it was also taken with my new Canon 70-200 f/4 lens + 1.4 extender! Luckily my new zoom lens purchase coincided with the supermoon appearance, and I decided to head down to White Rock beach to take a few shots of the moon. Unfortunately I kind of suck at taking photos of the moon and they didn't turn out as great as I was hoping haha. After failing at a few attempts at moon shots, I decided to take a few photos of the pier which I turned out significantly better than my moon shots!
After using an ultra-wide angle lens for the past few years, it was (and still is) very different using zoom lenses as they are complete opposites from one another. With my wide angle I'm used to having everything completely in focus but with a longer focal length, the depth of field is incredibly narrow and because of this I have to be more careful with my aperture choice and also where I set my focus in order to maximize the depth of field. One thing that I absolutely love about longer focal lengths is how they manage to compress the scene making things appear much closer together than how they actually were (as shown in this photo). The only thing that I am not a fan of is how much more susceptible to shake it is in comparison to my wide angle lens. Needless to say I am very excited about my new computer and zoom lens purchase so expect a ton of photos in the next few weeks!
This photo was made from 6 exposures that were merged together using Exposure Fusion in Photomatix with some further editing in Photoshop and Lightroom. Lastly, I have noticed that some of my photos have begun appearing on various sites, often with no credit given and because of this I'm going to start watermarking my photos. I normally just watermark the photos shared on my Facebook page but as of now I will also be adding a faint watermark to my photos on Flickr. Special thanks to +Alexis Birkill
for giving me some information on his watermark and for letting me use a similar design!
Here's the Original:https://www.flickr.com/photos/vicktion/15384614716/
How it was Processed:
1. Used Lightroom to change the WB, remove the distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations and exported each as Tiffs.
2. Imported the exposures into Photomatix where I merged the photos together using Exposure Fusion.
3. Imported the exposures into Photoshop where I:
- Blended in parts from the various exposures using masks and brushes
- Removed some distracting things with the clone stamp and healing brush tools
- Removed some noise with Noiseware
- Added some detail with topaz adjust 5
4. I reimported into Lightroom where I:
- Cropped the photo
- Adjusted the exposure, contrast and white balance
- Adjusted the exposure sliders
- Adjusted the clarity, vibrance & saturation
- Selectively adjusted parts of the image with various graduated filters, radial filters and adjustment brushes
- Added some sharpening and a vignette #WhiteRock #HDR #telephotolens #BC #Canada #Photographer http://bit.ly/1lIojSd