We have lived in New Zealand for over seven years, but we have not been to half of the beaches near us! Today we were invited to go to Kaimaumau, a beautiful white sand beach, for the afternoon. We were there for several hours enjoying the quite and listening to the gentle waves lapping against the shore.
My brothers really liked to play with the red seaweed, throwing it at each other and at me!
For this photo I used my polarising filter to get rid of the reflections on the water. I also stopped down my aperture from f/3.5 to f/5 to get more sharpness and depth of field in the image. Of course I also used as wide a focal length as possible, 18mm.
I did lots of editing to get the water to look as I saw it myself. I used Color Efex Pro and Viveza for that. After that, I used some of Photoshop's tools as I saw fit. Lastly, I used Sharpener Pro to extract maximum detail.
Here is the original:
I am entering these two photos into the weekly theme as well!
After the sun started to go down it got pretty cold, so we headed home...
I shot the photos on my D5300 and and used my 50mm and 18-105mm.
I used a mix of Photoshop, Viveza, Color Efex Pro and Sharpener Pro to edit the photos.
Which photo was your favourite?
Go out and find those places that you have not been to or photographed. I think most of the time it will be worth it!