On the last day of our marvelous vacation I made an early morning trip to Ocean City, MD. I was hoping to get some long exposure shots from under the fishing pier. I did accomplish what I set out to do but my favorite image from the trip was nothing what I expected. Above is the fishing pier but I decided to include the tackle shop as the main subject. The sun rising between the wooden pillars produced a wonderful star burst effect that I wasn’t expecting. I also like the shadows of the pillars on the sand all of which are pointing toward the sun. If I had one complaint about this image (I’m very picky) it would be that there could be a tad more space at the top of the image to give the flags blowing in the wind a little more head room.
A little technical mumbo jumbo; I combined three bracketed exposures into this HDR image. The longest of which was a .4 second exposure and the shortest was 1/50th of a second. I tend to like HDR imagery when it isn’t over the top. I like to keep things as normal looking as possible, so I took a single exposure of the sky and masked it in using Photoshop to remove a slight halo effect that appeared around the tackle shop. I also used Lightroom’s Lens Correction utility before combining the images. I must say in the original shot the tackle shop looked like it was about to fall over because of the upward angle I had to shoot to include it in the frame.
I hope you enjoy it!