Back in Venice …

We arrived at our friends house in Venice, FL early Friday evening.  Most of Saturday was a washout for me as I had to go online and get some computer repairs taken care of in order to be able to use Photoshop and my Nik plugins.  By the time that was done, it was raining and blowing, so I processed a couple of pictures from our drive around Cades Cove in the Smokies (see the two preceding posts).  This morning, however, I made it back to the Venice pier for another sunrise, after which I drove down to Casperson beach to take pictures of the waves rolling up against the rocks.

This is a 90 second exposure.  I had to rush this portion of my morning as I was trying to beat the sun getting high enough in the sky to kill the soft lighting in the shade of the dunes and palm trees behind me.  The light line across the top of the image is the sunlight touching the top of the small rollers as they head to shore.  Processing was pretty straight; add a little contrast and structure, neutralize the whites in the center of the image (they were very blue in the shadows), darken the rock in the upper right corner, and use Nik’s Darken-Lighten Center filter inColor Efex Pro 3.

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