Dream Vacation

This shot is taken on the private beach of the Ritz Carlton in San Juan (Puerto Rico). Who wouldn't wish for such holidays? I hesitated for a while whether to flip this image or not. Actually I flipped it before starting with post-processing, but in the end I flipped it back as the image gets more tension.

As you can image I somewhat worked on the sky. I used my B+W polarizer again, but the colours still weren't "punchy" enough. Speaking of polarizers: My 30D's exposure metering somehow gets messed up when using polarizers, i.e. the camera under exposes by about 1,5 stops. Since I had to brighten the image, the shadow areas (under the canvas chairs) got pretty noisy. Oh yeah, eventually I also spent some time cleaning the beach; Check the original image for comparison.

Image added on Sun, January 16th 2011, 10:09PM

EXIF Information

Camera Model:   Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm 4-5,6 EX DC HSM
Add. Equipment: B+W Circular Polarizer Käseman Slim
Focal Length: 10mm (x1.6 = 16mm)
Shutter Speed: 1/120s
Aperture: f/11
ISO Speed: ISO100
Date & Time: Wed, June 13th 2007, 3:29PM

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