Just Steps to the Beach

Canon 5D

Canon 17-40L @ 17mm

3 Exposure AV Bracket. @ f/16 ISO320. SS .6, 2.5, 10 seconds

Photomatix Pro 4.14. Usual PT Preset

Levels Adjustment layer, High Pass Filter Sharpening Layer


  1. Patrick Monaghan February 17, 2012 at 4:29 am #

    Peter, another great example of good composition pulling you into the image. Of course you’re making me want to leave the brown of Nebraska in winter.

  2. Duane February 17, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    Very Nice;

    Only 3 1/2 months until I get to hit the beachs of Florida :))

  3. Dale Smith February 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    Peter, I love everything about this image. You’re killing the rest of us living in the dreary winter rains in mid-continent. Haha. I love the detail in the rails and posts in the foreground and on the upper rail planks leading down the steps and the contrast of the orange lighted runners going down at the foot of the steps…and the color and detail in the bushes and then the light of the sky and it’s reflection in that wave just rolling up on the rocks. Awesome image.

  4. Stephen Presutti February 19, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    Very nice image Peter! Where was this taken?

    It’s been a long time since you posted a set of images for the readers to process…

    • Peter February 19, 2012 at 8:39 am #

      Thanks Stephen
      This was taken at windNSea beach in La Jolla California

      Great idea, I’ll post one from the desert shoot I did yesterday for everyone to work on
      Thanks again

  5. JBowman February 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Great shot Peter. I love the way the stairs draw you down into the image and the sky pulls you back up!