Watching the Sun Rise Over the Ocean

When you are on vacation the last thing that you want to do is to set your alarm for 4 o’clock in the morning. That early wake up hurts especially if you went to bed that same day. The weary eyes are instantly opened though when the sun rises over the ocean. It is a beautiful sight that I get out and do at least once every trip to Ocean City. Our house is a fair drive from the ocean so it is not a quick trip in the morning. A beach front condo would allow for a lot more freedom early in the morning. I think that I go back to the pier every year because it is something interesting in the foreground of my photos. The sunrise is great, but you need something of interest in front of it. This pier gives me just that. The lines are great as they fade off into the ocean.

Using OnOne Software to Finish the Photo

I am not a big plug-in user. I really stay inside of Lightroom for 95% of my edits. I used to go out of Lightroom to use Photomatix Pro, but the addition of 32 bit HDR merging this past year eliminated that. For this photo though I wanted to try something. I opened up Perfect Effects 9 which is part of the OnOne Suite. They have some golden sunshine filters that I quite like. I found one that gave me a beautiful look that I was looking for. As I said I don’t leave Lightroom often, but when I do I usually have something in mind. Here Perfect Effects 9 gave me just what I was looking for.

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About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

2 responses »

  1. Leanne Cole says:

    This is really stunning, I love it.

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