Nautical Morning

Obviously, we’re back in Monterey with these March edits. I went out one morning and shot the boats from various angles in the Monterey Bay. I’ll be showing more off probably next week. This is highly edited, but I love the final look. I layered two different Lightroom presets along with some other adjustments. AndContinue reading “Nautical Morning”

Sea wall

Monterey used to be a canning town. Evidence of the fishermen, canners, and shop keepers is all around. Think John Steinbeck. He lived down the road. The original looks so dull in comparison! ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~  Continue reading “Sea wall”

Toy Boat

(Say that fast five times) Oh the magnificent deep that lies just below these calm waters. Monterey Bay is an underwater canyon, about the depth of the Grand Canyon. After: Here is the original. Very flat and very blue. When I started manipulating it, I realized it was taking on a toy-like quality. ~~~   ~~~  Continue reading “Toy Boat”

Set the world on fire

Another HDR type effect. The before and after differences are amazing! Most of those black shapes in the water are rocks. One or two of them are the heads of harbor seals! This is one of the amazing beaches along the coast between Pacific Grove and Asilomar. AFTER: BEFORE: ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~Continue reading “Set the world on fire”

Lone Cypress

The Monterey Cypress grows naturally only in the greater Monterey area. And this guy? He’s chosen a special and particularly precarious place to survive all by himself (although he gets help). Not too far from here, a little farther north on 17-Mile Drive is Seal Rock. The animals inhabiting the rock are actually sea lions,Continue reading “Lone Cypress”