This isn’t actually a photo I took but I wanted to put it up because my buddy Steven had taken it and I helped with the editing. Unfortunately my friend didn’t catch her name so I can’t say who this is exactly but he spotted her while we were hanging out at the beach. I was teaching him how to use this new 84mm f/1.4 lens that I bought and he couldn’t help but want to take this girls photo. He went over and asked for permission and she was kind enough to say yes. The clouds were covering the sun at the time so it made for a real nice filtered light which accentuated the natural beauty of the girl. He did a great job with the actually taking of the photo considering he has minimal experience with photography. You can find my friend who took this on tumbler here. His name is Steven Feusi, Hope you like our collaborative efforts at making a photo. And thank you to whomever you are San Clemente girl.
San Clemente Girl
Monday, April 1, 2013
This was taken at Corona Del Mar beach near Laguna, CA. A lot of processing went into this one because I didn’t initially like how the sky looked so I replaced it with another photo that I had in reserve to use for just that purpose. I initially started off by combing three exposures into an HDR in Photomatix and brought the result into Photoshop. From here I masked through the better parts of the various photos until I came out with what I wanted. I then cut out the sky and replaced it and multiplied the sky layer on top so it looked like it reflected on the water. From here the rest of the processing was all fine adjustments here and there. Hope you like the result! Let me know what you think.