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On Boracay Island

Still have much photos to edit and post process. In the meantime, this is the full HDR version of my welcome photo (right sidebar).

Station 1 of White Beach on Boracay Island- Boracay is an island of the Philippines located approximately 315 km (200 miles) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. In 1990, it was voted by the BMW Tropical Beach Handbook as one of the best beaches in the world and again in 1996 by British publication TV Quick as the world’s number one tropical beach.– Thank you, Wikipedia

Captured in May of o-ten. Shot in RAW, converted to tif in Canon’s DPP and further enhanced in Photoshop. HDR was achieved through CS5 HDR adjustment tool from 1 exposure. Canon EOS 50D, 17mm, ISO 100, f/16, 1/60 sec with circular polarizer (CPL) filter attached.

Notice the shadows-this was shot during high noon. It was perfect hot beach weather without any wind. Without the CPL the fine white sand of White Beach would have been overly over exposed. The CPL filter acts like sunglasses for the lens, darkens the blues and evens out the whole scene. As much as possible keep one in the gear bag. Without further ado- the before and after.

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Original straight from camera shot.

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PHOTO OF THE DAY-AT THE BEACH

Just de-stressing a bit after a week’s worth of looking at 3,000 photos and post edits. Life would be so good if I could be transported to this scene but it was shot a few months ago. With a little bit of a good imagination it’ll be all good…

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Shot with a Canon EOS 50D+ EF 17-85mm f/4-5.6+ CPL filter. Handheld, standing in the water with the camera strap wrapped tightly on my arm. Swimming ain’t good for the camera.

THE CONVENIENCE OF IT

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I’m still swimming in photo sorting/processing and layouts of digital photo books. Got to finish them to prep for upcoming projects for the third quarter.

As much as I’d like to post a nicely written piece I’d much rather finish up remaining batches (for the sake of not breaking my mental thought process). That’s around a thousand photos left to sort and process. When I started last week I had 3,000 to tackle. My eyes were about to pop out of their respective sockets by Thursday.

I assume that by next week my blogging duties will get back to normal. Thanks for sticking around.

Shot details: Canon 50D, 17mm, f/16, 1/50, ISO 125, CPL filter

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This landscape was captured around 8pm. I used a steady tripod and remote to get this long exposure. Those wavy lines in the sand were created when the water receded into the sea at low tide.

I’m still sorting and editing photos. My situation now gives me a great excuse for a Photo of the Day post. Enjoy!

SHOOTING A SUNSET AT LOW TIDE

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So, it’s low tide, I mean really low tide. Where I stood at sunset during the day it’s about a few feet of water.

Don’t be afraid to get the tripod wet. Just clean it up after with bottled water and a clean soft rag. To get rid of the salt that is already on your gear from both the air and water spray. Having those rubber air blowers will come in very handy as well to get small particles of sand off the camera and lens before you wipe.

Use aperture priority and play with the numbers from f/11-f/20 and shoot until you are satisfied with the photo. On aperture priority you manually set the f-stop (lens opening) and the camera sets the shutter speed. More importantly do wait for the sun to sink into the horizon first. A big no no though, is flash-either shut if off or throw it into the water. Shoot a series of photos with varying apertures.

After downloading photos into the computer study the photos and compare the 3 triumvirate of photography-aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Compare the effects that each has on the sunset shot. The exif of photo above: EOS 50D, 35mm, f/16, 0.4 sec, ISO 100, RAW.

Gear you will need for a proper sunset landscape photograph:

  • DSLR
  • Any wide angle lens. Yes, even kit lens (Canon EF-S 18-55mm)
  • Sturdy tripod-any brand will do. I suggest getting one with a price point of no less than US$100 or PHP4,500. Don’t go el cheapo on this one. Remember it’s support of your DSLR and you’d want one to keep it off the beach.
  • Remote for steady shooting
  • Rubber air blower-available in camera accessory shops
  • A dark cloth to cover up viewfinder for long exposures
  • A bubble leveler to go on the hot shoe
  • Bottled water/snack
  • Flashlight to use so you can stay til dark
  • A good bag to hold everything in

And most of all, have fun.
PS- if lens have IS (Image Stabilizer) turn it off. Don’t need it with a tripod.

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Punta Fuego beach club

The early morning started out with perfect sunny weather. We had left Manila for a 4 hour drive to Nasugbu, Batangas.

Punta Fuego, a flame shaped peninsula at the very tip of Nasugbu is where an exclusive beach club is located with the same name. We didn’t have a membership but did get away with a day pass.

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Waves crashing-a storm on the horizon

Sand was grey in color with dead corals strewn about and water was pleasingly warm. There was supposed to be a storm heading for us as forecast by the weather bureau. Which would explain the strong waves crashing onto the beach. Never the less, I unpacked the camera and snapped on the EF-S 10-22mm ultra wide angle lens. Which I used for most of the photos you see here.

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A nice day to be had until...

Looking back on that April day, it went pretty well until it started to drizzle around 4 o’clock in the afternoon. And it didn’t go away. The raining got heavier and heavier until the horizon was blocked from view by a hazy wall of rain fall.

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...until this awesome storm appeared and all hell broke loose.

Only leaving the Punta Fuego beach club by 6pm. After lugging the bags and my camera gear on 4 separate trips up the hilly trail to the trunk of the car. Of course, with an umbrella in one hand. There was still a down pour but it had been reduced to a drizzle with pea sized droplets. Gotta run! I am half out the door for another shoot…

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