Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Super Moon

A couple of weeks back, the world saw a "Super Moon" as the Earth's satellite made its closest pass in several years. Since I no longer have a long telephoto lens that can really make it look like a "Super Moon", I decided to create my own image.
This image is a composite of two images. The moon was shot in 2004 during a lunar eclipse when the moon becomes a "blood moon" when it passes behind the Earth and the sun's light is filtered through the Earth's atmosphere leaving only the red spectrum.
The lighthouse image was shot a few weeks ago in full daylight. I used Adobe Camera Raw to darken the image before bringing it into Photoshop CS for further manipulation. I lightened the image slightly to produce a lighter shade of sky near the horizon before adding the moon.
Then I took the image into Silver Efex Pro 2, converting into a monochrome image. The end result is what you see here. Not perfect by any means and maybe I will continue to play with it to see if I can do better.


As always, make a comment!! Let me know what you think! Until next time, keep on shooting...

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Beach vendor, Costa Maya, Mexico

Grabbed this shot while on a cruise that hit Costa Maya, Mexico, with a Fuji X-E1 and Fuji XF 1,4/35mm. Still trying to get used to this set up but I think I am making progress after years of SLRs/DSLRs with mostly zooms for newspaper/editorial work. Converted to black&white in Silver Efex Pro 2.


Overall, the composition appeals to me as this guy makes his way among all the beach chairs and umbrellas and the lack of attention he is getting from the "touristas".
As always, make a comment!! Let me know what you think! Until next time, keep on shooting...