If you read my previous post you know that I was recently in Delaware for vacation. Another location that was on my list to photograph was the Rehoboth Beach jetty. I rolled out of bed around 4:45 AM and was able to park right next to the boardwalk leading to a few minute walk down to the water (a much shorter walk than my previous morning). I was surprised how many people were up around 6:00 AM walking, biking or just enjoying the sunrise. I was the only one near the jetty with a tripod but some other people were shooting away with their point and shoot cameras.
[two_third]The above image was taken before the sun began to rise. I decided to use Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 for the sepia conversion and used Lightroom for tweaking afterwards. I really like the slight swirls in the water and the ripples in the sand around the nearest wooden pillars. I considered bringing the shadows up some more than what you see above but decided I liked it with more dark dramatic areas. I hope you enjoy it! The above image is available for sale on my photos page.
Another favorite from this visit is to the right. I used Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 to convert the three bracketed images (-2,0,+2) into a single image. I then masked in a normal sky exposure using Photoshop. I really like how the sunlight is shining on the wet wood and the sand leading up to the jetty. This image to the right is also available for purchase.