Under the Pier Series – No. 001

Pier Beams © 2018
Under San Clemente Pier

Sometimes we take for granted that lofty beautiful spaces always have an underbelly. The necessary and sometimes less picturesque footings are as essential to the views and can be serene escapes. There is beauty in the underbelly.

#blackandwhite #photography #shotsbydubbs #photophilosopher #clouds #pacificocean #sanclementepier #dubbswanders

Photo Filters and Auto-Correct Don’t Get You “Pro Look” Results

Last month, I was out and I spotted this young man living his best life whilst enjoying the sunset while on vacation in Laguna Beach, CA. He struck a classic tree pose as he stood king 👑 of the rock. His friends didn’t get the 📸, however, as you can see, Dubbs clicked it. A timeless frame capturing the exhilarated spirit. I chose to use the auto-correct feature in Abobe Photoshop Express on my phone.

Below is the finished image that I posted on IG:

A Tree on a Cliff © 2019
A Tree on a Cliff © 2019

📸: Canon Rebel T6, ISO 800, 29mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec, Yunteng monopod, auto-corrected in Photoshop Express.
Location: Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, CA, USA

#classic #vacation #bestlife #timeless #strikeapose #sunset #lagunabeach #photography #shotsbydubbs #treepose #pacificocean


I grabbed a few additional frames of the same gentleman and opted to apply the new techniques I acquired from Serge Ramelli’s Photo Serge® tutorial on Adobe Lightroom CC. I believe the results show a night and day difference.

Below is the frame I edited using Lightroom:

"King of the Mountain" © 2019
“King of the Mountain” © 2019

📸: Canon Rebel T6, ISO 800, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, Yunteng monopod, edited in Lightroom CC.
Location: Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, CA, USA

#photojournalist
#shotsbydubbs #photography #landscapephotography
#travelphotography #sunset #pinksky #clouds #rocks #pacificocean #heislerpark #lagunabeach #kingofthemountain #vacationmemories


So, which of these two photos do you think looks more like a “professional” photograph?

Today Our Journey Begins

Yesterday, I had the joy of catching the beautiful spring scenes from above the Dana Point Harbor.  I am in the process of learning to shoot my new Canon T6 and was using the standard 18mm-55mm lens that comes with this camera.  I broke the landscape photography rules by shooting these handheld as opposed to utilizing a tripod, (rookie.)  Learning to manipulate the manual settings and getting off of the auto controls.  Here are a couple of my favorite shots from yesterday after some basic edits in Adobe Lightroom CC.

 

“One of the things I love most about a photograph is that it never changes, even when the things and/or the people in it do.” 

~ Don West, Jr.

 

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Shot No.1 – “Wildflowers’ View”

📸: Canon T6, 18-55mm f/10.0 at 1/250 second, ISO-100, handheld, edited in Adobe Lightroom CC. April 7, 2019

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Shot No. 2 – “Harbor Traffic”

📸: Canon T6, 18-55mm f/8.0 at 1/320 second, ISO-100, handheld, edited in Adobe Lightroom CC.  April 7, 2019

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Shot No. 3 – “Historical Landmark No 189”

📸: Canon T6, 18-55mm f/8.0 at 1/160 second, ISO-100, handheld, edited in Adobe Lightroom CC.  April 7, 2019