The Journey Begins
Okay all it takes is my brother telling me to quit procrastinating (which is true) to get our first post up and running. If you like it then please let us know, if you hate it please tell us it is great anyway because we are very thin skinned. Just kidding! Either way we promise to have a new image every day so please check back often.
Tequila Sunrise (HDR)- Riviera Maya, Mexico
This is a bit cliché, but I thought it only fitting to have the first image of our collection is a sunrise. I recently took a trip to the Riviera Maya, Mexico with the family. What an amazing place once outside the luxury resort walls. This beach is located in front of the Azul Fives resort just outside of Playa Carmen, Mexico. During this morning the only thing warmer than the 80 degree air temp was the 86 degree water. So I rattled off a few exposures (-2, 0,+2) and then went for a swim. The dock is actually owned by the neighboring hotel (forgot the name) and is used by local boat traffic to pick up snorkelers on their way to the many coral reefs in the area. At the end of the pier you can have a private dinner for about three hundred bucks. I snorkeled this area for the morning and saw hundreds of tropical fish.
At home I processed the image in Photomatix Pro 3, Photoshop CS4, and used Noiseware Professional to smooth it all out. I use this process quite a bit for HDR (High Dynamic Range) images so I will explain it in future post.
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