Spear Man

Spear Man – HDR image, ISO 3200, 35mm (equivalent), f/11, 1/350 sec. FujiFilm X100T

Spear Man

So while out for a walk on the beach with Roland we came across this rock that sticks out like a sore thumb. It was laid down by a retreating glacier. Its right on the beach and under certain light looks like a face. He mentioned that he thought the name was the Spear Man by the local First Nations Peoples. I have done extensive research 2 minutes of googling, and I can’t seem to find any reference to back up his story. Nor can I find anything that refutes his story so for now I will keep calling this rock Spear Man.

When I processed this image I realized that my aperture was closed down enough that the depth of field went right to the background. I wanted the Spear Man to have a bit more pop. I added some gaussian blur on either side of Spear Man to make it look out of focus. I’m not convinced that I did the best job but it’s my first time trying this so it will just have to stand for now. I did remove the power poles to the right of Spear Man’s head as well. They were distracting. Very slight HDR effect was used on this image by combining three exposures in Photomatix Pro.

Here is the unedited image.

Spear Man raw image

Spear Man raw image

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 Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com