Oh Buoy, It's Cold

Sorry for the dumb title, but sometimes these things get the best of me.  This image was originally destined for the recycle bin when I first looked at it, but upon a second review and some processing, I ended up making it into something I like.  For this very reason, I rarely delete photos immediately when I first load them on the computer.  Sometimes it takes a second or third look before I see an image’s true potential.

For this image, it just need some desaturation and some heavy vignetting to get to the vision I originally had when I pressed the shutter.  Now this philosophy means I have a lot of images on my hard drive that I’ll probably never process or post, but it does provide the opportunity to review older shoots, and pull out a few gems that may have eluded me the first time around.  Please click on the image for a larger view.


Cascading

I spent a freezing cold sunrise at Nubble Light in York, Maine this past weekend hoping for some early morning magic.  Unfortunately it was a cloudless morning, so I only got a few images of the lighthouse that I liked, which I’ll share later this week.  So since the sky wasn’t cooperating, I decided to focus on the churning water and breaking waves for some  close-up shots instead.  I really enjoy the challenge of trying to get just the right timing and exposure of a wave crashing on the rocks, which usually ends up being a lot of trial and error.  These are the days I’m forever thankful for digital cameras and large capacity memory cards.