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End of a Sunset

Shot:
This night I was out eating dinner with my wife and family, had the camera in hand and was shoving my dinner down quickly so I could run across the road to get to the river front and capture the sunset. I hadn’t had good luck getting one recently, just being at the right places, just wrong days. As soon as I saw the sky start to break I made a run for it from the restaurant to the river front to catch the end of this amazing sunset. Shot at the Navesink Marina in Sea Bright, NJ.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 24mm
Aperture: f/22.0
Shutter Speed: 1/2 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Benro A2691T Travel Angel with BH1 Ballhead

Warmer Days With a Summer Sunset

Shot:
My family spends most of the the summer in Sea Bright, NJ. I visit often and have my camera in hand pretty much every trip in case I get to see Sunsets like these. They are just so amazing and I am usually unable to catch them, but I got this one. The colors are so magical.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 70mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/60 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Handheld

Sleeping Boats

Shot:
In honor of Summer ending please enjoy a photo I called Sleeping Boats.  As owners are tucked in their beds the boats sit quietly and get their quiet time as well.  The water is like a sheet of glass at night making this shot even easier to take. I planned this shot for a while waiting for a very quiet and calm night on the river as I took this photo on a floating dock at a marina in Sea Bright, NJ.  Taking long exposures on a moving platform or moving objects can be tricky so finding the perfect day helps.

Technique:
The final image was created using a single image taken from the camera and processed in Lightroom CC. I used some basic techniques to adjust shadow, highlights and exposure settings.  I also used gradient adjustments to adjust temperature of the water and sky to bring out the color more and it also helped the mirror effect pop more in the more.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 70mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 5 seconds
ISO: 100
Tripod: Benro A2691T Travel Angel with BH1 Ballhead