Sunday, July 13, 2008


I'll be spending some time in California next week. I'm looking forward to adding more coastal shots to my portfolio. We may also spend a couple of days at Lassen Volcanic National Park. That's not enough time to explore the park thoroughly, but maybe we'll get lucky! :)
This is a shot from a trip to Point Lobos last year. The temperature was abnormally cold that day - it actually snowed a bit in the morning. The water was icy cold, and it kept running into my hiking boots as the waves washed over my feet. I couldn't feel my toes. :) Should have had my neoprene water shoes along.

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Blogger Leann said...

You captured a beautiful scene. Is it photo enhanced at all or is it as you took it? I love the texture and color as the surf comes up on the sand.

July 13, 2008 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thanks very much, Leann. In most cases, I try hard to present a scene as it was in reality - although this is easier said than done. The colors in this shot are real - including the reflection in the water in the foreground. I used a Graduated Neutral Density filter to reduce the dynamic range of the image, and I reduced the brightness further in PhotoShop in order to present the scene as accurately as possible.

July 13, 2008 at 8:07 AM  
Anonymous Daniel said...

Nicely done. I'm looking forward to seeing the shots you are able to get next week.

July 13, 2008 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thanks Daniel. I'm looking forward to that too. :)

July 13, 2008 at 1:54 PM  

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