My girlfriend and I recently spent several days camping in Acadia. This gave me the opportunity to revisit places I shot a few years ago, including Jordan Pond. I also explored some new areas, but this pond might be my favorite spot out there.
I took photos there one afternoon, and then we returned again the next day with our kayaks, for a fun paddle on the water.
This image spoke to me, so I wrote some more meaningful words to go along with it:
Often, we seek reflections on water. We love to see a reflection because it creates a sense of harmony. We see something we love, and find it even more amazing when there is an exact replica.
Sometimes, the water isn’t reflective at all. Beneath the surface lies a different kind of beauty. This beauty takes effort and awareness to recognize.
[I know its a bit harder to tell in the black and white version, but the majority of these rocks are under water]
Shot with a Nikon D7000. Edited in Lightroom, Photoshop, and Topaz Impression 1.
I did my taxes yesterday…and shortly thereafter, I got a scowl on my face because I owe a bunch of money. I immediately wanted to run off to a wide open landscape to relax, or to sell everything and go to Alaska, but neither one happened. Instead, I sat around working on my landscapes, and coming up with more ideas to make money with my photography. One of which is going to be selling sets of photos for use as wallpaper on your mobile devices.
This morning, I’m going to head out to some waterfalls to relax for a while. There was a chance of snow out there last night, so I could be making my way out to a magical scene very shortly. I hope you all enjoy your day.
Acadia Gold by David Pasillas
This is one of my new favorite photos. There are a lot of elements that I like about this photo from Maine, but my favorite is the amazing golden light from the sunrise. You don’t get to see too many of those in your lifetime.
This scene posed a bit of a challenge, no matter where we tried to shoot it form. The sunrise was much brighter than the foreground, which meant I had to create multiple exposures and manually blend them in photoshop. If you try to expose for the sky, not only is the water dark, but you lose the motion in the waves. If you try to expose for the waves, the sky gets overexposed. So, the fix is to combine the best of both of those exposures.
I shot this using my carbon fiber manfrotto tripod, its important to have a tripod for a scene like this, and my Tokina 11-16mm on my D7000.
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(I swear the next post will be how I created the planet in iColorama. I just thought I would do a quick post today before I tackle my growing to do list.)
I was going to go to Lake Tahoe today, to spend a couple days shooting around there, but I’m so stressed by all of the things I need to do, that I don’t think I’d be able to enjoy Tahoe, or the 4 hour drive.
Anyways, about this image…I saw a few hearts in nature, on this recent road trip. This is a rock I found earlier this year. I brought it with me because I thought I might have time to create something I’ve been thinking about for a while, but I didn’t. Instead, I decided to stop waiting for what I thought was the perfect moment, and just expose it to some golden light on the beach.
Be sure to expose yours today too. The truth is, like the hearts in nature, many people will not notice, or care, that yours is exposed, but the ones that do are the ones that should.
I don’t normally think to take pano’s, but this beach in Bandon really called for one to capture all the sea stacks. This was a fun place to shoot and I recommend checking it out if you’re ever in the area.
You can click on this image to see it larger.
Edited with Snapseed and Mextures.
Edited with Snapseed, Filterstorm, and image blender. I went a little far in filterstorm, so I blended the fully edited version with the basic edits I did in Snapseed.
This was shot on a summer day in San Francisco. Hard to believe, I know. I walked down Baker Beach, looking for a good spot to get a shot of the bridge, but it was socked in. Just before I got to the spot where I took this photo, there were a couple of gentleman laying out nude. I had a feeling I wouldn’t escape SF without seeing some sort of nudity.
Anyways, I finally got around to sharing this one, and it just so happens that I’ll be heading back to the city tomorrow. I’m finally going to spend the day with my aunt and my cousin, so they can show me around some cool spots for photos. We originally planned on going July 24th. I remember the date because thats the morning that my grandma fell. We’ve been through a lot together since then. I’m looking forward to hanging out under better circumstances.
Let’s hope the fog stays away this time so I can get some sweet photos.
I forget what I used to shoot this one. Either the default camera app or camera+. I used Snapseed to make some adjustments, including a tiltshift effect to give it some depth.