Monochrome Monday: Lost and Found Beach Photos

As a follow-up from last week, here is the final set of compositions from the Carolina coast. Only six more months to my next family beach vacation!

North Myrtle Beach Ferris Wheel 2
North Myrtle Beach Ferris Wheel 2
North Myrtle Beach Ferris Wheel 1
North Myrtle Beach Ferris Wheel 1
Sunset Beach Bridge and Boat Ramp Composition 2
Sunset Beach Bridge and Boat Ramp Composition 2
Head'n Out to Fish 1
Head’n Out to Fish 1
Gulf Stream Bound
Gulf Stream Bound
Seagull Hangout
Seagull Hangout

Thank you for visiting today. For the best viewing experience, click on an image to see all the detailed tonality in a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Intracostal Waterway Composition

I used my Tamron 15-30 mm wide angle lens to capture this dramatic view of the Sunset Beach Bridge and Boat Ramp.  There were several blue, yellow, orange and green luminosity tweaks involved to get the optimal tonality spread.  At the end of my black and white workflow, I applied my standard Agfa APX 100 b&w film emulation using Alien Skin’s Exposure X3 software.

Sunset Beach Bridge and Boat Ramp Composition 1
Sunset Beach Bridge and Boat Ramp Composition 1

Thank you for stopping by today!

Cheers,

C. S.

Monochrome Monday: Clamming at Low Tide

This kind lady from Shallotte, North Carolina graciously allowed me to photograph her as she raked for clams late in the afternoon, just after low tide, on the Intracostal Waterway in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.

Clamming at Low Tide 1
Clamming at Low Tide 1

Clamming at Low Tide 2
Clamming at Low Tide 2

Have a great day!

C. S.

Ferry Landing Park at Ocean Isle Beach

The week of July 4th my family vacationed at Ocean Isle Beach (OIB), North Carolina. It’s one of the many barrier islands running west to east just east of the South Carolina border.

Sunset Scene at Ferry Landing Park
Sunset Scene at Ferry Landing Park

Crab Fisherman at Sunset
Crab Fisherman at Sunset

The Intracostal Waterway separates the island from the mainland. On the east end of the island is Ferry Landing Park, which features a small fishing pier on the channel and public access to the adjacent marshland. Here I found great photo ops, especially late in the day.
Both local folks and visitors love the area for its beautiful scenery and great fishing & crabbing.

Sunset Scene at Ferry Park Landing
required quite a bit of experimentation in Lightroom with the luminance settings for green and yellow to get the right level of contrast and tonality within the grass areas, and between the grass areas and the water.  The image was finished by making adjustments to the Agfa APX 100 filter in Alien Skin’s Exposure 7.  Crab Fisherman at Sunset was fun to process.  I experimented here as well with various color tweaks.  Finishing  in ASE7 with a Kodachrome 25 emulation filter gave the image some additional polish.