Sunday, August 18, 2013

Under My Umbrella

Cambria is a very special place.   You can either walk along the beach or up on the wood plank walkway overlooking the beach.   In a couple of spots, the trees have been trimmed away to form a canopy over the walkway.   The trees are naturally leaning and misshapen due to the wind blowing off the ocean.   It adds to the charm of the area.

Original Photo, sooc

Edited in Lightroom

Another Lightroom Edit 
It was completely overcast when we were there this morning.   That always means that the ocean and the sky blend into one solid wall of gray.   I've been playing around with them, trying to create something that shows how beautiful it is on days like this.   Many times the photos look so pretty on my big 27" Mac screen, then not as special when I get them loaded into Blogger.    Ah well, at least I'm not shooting film where I can't change them a thousand different ways at the click of my mouse.    Lots more to work on!   It's a fun way to end a very nice day.

Original Photo, sooc

Lightroom Edit

11 comments:

Nancy said...

Beautiful photos! I love the ocean views there. Nice edits.

TexWisGirl said...

they're beautiful - like giant bonsai.

Green Monkey said...

oh how I LOVE trees! these are magnificent and TexWisGirl is right - like giant bonsai! thank you for sharing. do you ever shoot with film? I remember when I first went to burning man in 2003 I swore I would never convert to digital. Now, sadly, my 35mm is collecting dust and I'm relying more and more on my phone. I should be punished for that :)

Lynn said...

beautiful photos, all of them.

Tabor said...

Always fascinated by gnarly trees that are exposed to the elements. You certainly have fun with those!

Lynne said...

It is a daily bonus to be able to see your photographs . . . Viewing on a 27" screen must be wonderful .. .i enjoy seeing the edited comparisons to the original . . . I liked seeing the gnarly bonsai like tree and the reminder of endurance . . .

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Lovely images! It looks like a great place. I love the way the trees lean like that.

Daryl said...

i find that skies that those need a boost .. Topaz has a new plug in called reStyle and i am experimenting ...

Rain said...

I need to get more adventuresome with my photos!! Great job!!

Porch Days said...

Lovely trees. I grew up near the cost of Georgia. We went frequently to Jekyll Island where the trees were shaped by the wind, just like these. Nice pictures.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Beautiful photos! I love looking at the different versions - it changes the mood of the photo so much, doesn't it?

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