I’m down in sunny Florida running workshops for the Nikonians Academy and had a few hours this afternoon to hang at the beach near Fort Lauderdale. I took along my Nikon D700 and 24-70mm f2.8 lens just in case any interesting shots came up. While shooting the Dania Point fishing pier, a nice couple came over to ask me to take their photo. Of course, I said yes! Look at these beautiful people. They are from New Jersey and were taking some time to enjoy the sun. After the quick shots, she had her husband take a couple pics of me with their camera. It was a veritable festival of cameras right there on the beach.
I’m always looking for interesting shapes and textures when I travel because they keep my mind engaged in the photographic process. Sometimes I succeed in creating a compelling photograph. Sometimes I completely fail. The point is that I’m always trying. Always pushing. Always attempting something new.
Over this last weekend, I was walking some of our local beaches and found a few pieces of driftwood to photograph with my Nikon D7000. All three photos were processed in Capture NX2 using Nik Color Efex Pro 3. I used Pro Contrast and Black and White conversion.