Ocean Sunrise

This was taken just to the east of downtown Miami, FL.

Being on the ocean at sunrise is very calming.  Reminds me of my Navy years and my few months on the “Ike”, USS Eisnhower, CVN-69.

HDR- Palm Tree

I wanted to bring out the detail and the highlights in the center of the palm tree, so I shot this tree in 3 exposures.  +2, 0, -2, handheld.

I then combined the images in Photoshop to make a HDR image.  The tree has a little glow to it.  I think it gives it a warmth.  Makes you feel as if you are lying on the beach looking up at the palm.