When I saw Katie’s image it reminded me of my travels, though typically I visit a much warmer location. However, I always enjoy pictures of the ocean as it breaks against a pier. I did my typical small changes to the image in Lightroom where the image was cropped, exposure was edited slightly, vibrance was popped up quite a bit along with the blue and aqua in luminance and saturation. Then the image was brought into Photoshop where mostly I just did a few burns against the mountain area along the water line and then did a new change for me where on a new layer, I used the color replacement tool and picked a light blue to adjust the skyline from gray to more of a blue-gray. Thanks, Katie for the lovely image and to Stacy for keeping the ball rolling.
When we can’t be in the Caribbean we travel by car over to the California coast for a quick fix and dose of the Pacific Ocean and it’s sandy beaches. This is a lovely spot in Oceanside, California to view on an evening walk along the beach. The building out on the pier is a Ruby’s Diner where you can get a great Kobe beef hamburger and homemade milkshake. The water is too cold for us to take a swim. We are often surprised by the number of swimmers and surfers venturing out into the waves.
For those with Photoshop interest. This image was enhanced with filter unsharp mask, burn and dodge tools. That was about it.