This is a quick edit. Hopefully it looks ok on the computer screen. It’s really impossible to know how different it’s going to be from how it looks on my iPhone.
Excuses aside, here are the fatso’s. There are a good amount here now, but i’ve seen more. They’re molting and doing some fighting this time of year.
I tried to get some video with my phone and camera too so you can hear all the noises they make. It’s like a chorus of burping and farting. Seriously. I’ll try to share that tomorrow if the wind didn’t ruin the sound.
I think I got some really nice shots of a couple of piers on the way here. I still have lots to shoot in big sur.
The warm weather is bringing the tourists back . Pismo Beach was crawling with them.
I shot this from the pier with camera+. I added a tilt shift effect with Snapseed.
I walked across Guadalupe yesterday with my phone to get a better feel for the town. Its a different experience than driving through because that takes all of 2 minutes. Half of the stores on the main drag were for rent and of the ones that were still operating, 80% only had Spanish on the signs in the windows.
I stopped at the cemetery to get a few pictures of the cool angels on headstones. Unfortunately, it was totally the wrong time of day. The light was not cooperating at all.
On the way back through town I saw three classic cars that have definitely seen better days. They were parked in front of an office for a car repair business. The angle of the sun and the rail in front of the cars prevented me from getting a great angle. I didn’t want my shadow cast on the car, but I still wanted to try and make the image work from a less flattering perspective.
When I see old, rusty objects, I want to bring out a lot of the grit and detail. It really makes the image pop to me. Normally I’d use ProHDR to start that workflow, but because of the quality of the light and lack of tripod, I chose to use camera+. Then I used the clarity filter, which is great for making your image pop, and I finished up by adding some drama in Snapseed.
I’ll be working on reviews for a couple of HDR apps today, and I think I’ll run this image through them to see how they handle it.