Thursday evening was eventful because I came out with the photo you see above. It is by far, one of the best from this last weekend. I was extremely lucky to have arrived when the fog was the thickest. The visual light effect you see was the result of the fog's ability to bend the ambient light coming from the pier above. Additionally, this is a Long Exposure Panoramic HDR. I used a UV (Ultra Violet) and ND (Neutral Density) filter to capture this image.
After Thursday's amazing photo, I decided to go out again to try to capture a photo of the Downtown San Diego skyline. I used the same technique to capture this image. However, the Panoramic merge left me with some light and dark banding throughout the photo that I could not correct.
I know that I have replicated this image multiple times but I am still not satisfied with the photo. I will be going out again this Friday evening to recreate this amazing photo. This time I will not use the ND filter, instead, I will just use my UV filter. Hopefully, I will not have to come back to Coronado for a while.
This is the product from Saturday evening. Again, I used the same technique as Thursday evening. The only issue I had with the photo was my timing. I did my research before going out that evening. I checked the time of Sunset and when high tide was coming in but it did not help. There were not enough stationary objects for the Long Exposure Panoramic HDR to line up properly. Next time, I will find a better location where there are enough stationary objects for the photo to come out the way I want it too. Finally, I know that this is just a piece of the actual photo but I thought I would share it with you guys.
Finally, I will leave you with these photos. After much practice with Long Exposure Panoramic HDR's, I decided to venture out into the field to practice what I have learned so far and it was a complete success. As you can see from these photos, I have almost achieved a goal I set for myself six months ago when I walked out of the Peter Lik Gallery in La Jolla. That goal was to create photos like my ideal Peter Lik. If for some strange reason you, Peter Lik, are reading this blog, then I would just like to thank you for giving me something to strive for in my life. Additionally, thank you, the readers, for supporting me along this crazy and wonderful journey. I will continue to push myself until I have perfected my craft and able to give you guys better images from all across this amazing planet.
These photos are not for sale just yet because I am planning on participating in an art event next month. These photos will be on displace at a barber shop I am setting up at for that event and I will keep you posted on those event details. Click on any of the photos in this blog to see the larger images.