Day at the Beach

Day at the Beach – HDR Image, ISO 2500, 30mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec, Canon 5DM3, Handheld

Day at the Beach

Taken on the last day of my late winter vacation in Costa Rica at the Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. Day at the Beach was bracketed the images +-2 stops. After combining them with Photomatix Pro I decided to see what it would look like in black and white. I really liked the result but I felt that the image was too heavy on the left side and needed something more on the right to balance things.

Because I really like the absurd I decided that a nuclear bomb would fit nicely, but I had never done compositing before. Thankfully the world now has youtube. I spent a bit of time watching videos about layer masks and blending and this is the result.

Ok, after the complete lack of response to yesterday’s post I am pretty convinced that no one actually reads these messages  I send out. However, I am now making an announcement that I will soon begin posting blog articles on photography, as well as continuing with my daily posts. I’m really hoping that by adding some more content I can start to build a bit more audience.

And! some big news. I have signed on as an affiliate marketer for HDR’s Photomatix Pro software. So you will begin to see links directing traffic to their website. I hope some of you are inspired by the images that I post and want to try to do the same. If so then please use one of my links to purchase their software. You will be helping me to keep this website running. In addition to blog posts i will be starting to create some video tutorials on how I use Photomatix Pro along with other editing software to create the images that I do.



Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at and writing about my experiences at