Walking on Water

Posted September 4th, 2012 by   |  Photography, Software, Uncategorized, Wildlife  |  Permalink

A few months ago my daughter’s class took a field trip to a local state park called Penrose Point State Park. The trip was scheduled to coincide with low tide so the kids could explore the tide pools and sea life surrounding the area. One of the neatest aspects to the park is the long sand spit that extends out from shore that is exposed during the lowest tides of the year. As soon as we jumped out of the school buses, all the kids ran out to the spit to walk out to the end. I saw a great photo opportunity and framed up a panorama that would make the kids look almost like they were walking on water.

Penrose Point State Park panorama of sand spit.

Penrose Point State Park panorama of sand spit.

My camera gear was a Nikon D300s with the tiny 18-105mm kit lens. I shot a total of eight images that I later stitched together as a panorama in Photoshop’s Photomerge utility. After creating the panorama, I used Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4 to pull out some detail in the clouds and also add the image border.

Of course, taking photos of the rest of the day was just as much fun. I just had to keep shooting pics as the kids picked up crabs and poked at star fish and oogled at an octopus. It was a wonderful trip made even that much more fun by having my camera with me. Here are some more pics of our Penrose Point Beach Adventure.

Puget sound octopus.

Puget sound octopus.

Starfish, barnacles, and fish eggs.

Starfish, barnacles, and fish eggs.

Rock crab and girl.

My daughter picking up a rock crab.

Starfish and seaweed.

Starfish and seaweed.

Boat on the bay near Penrose Point State Park.

Boat on the bay near Penrose Point State Park.

Small crab, big smile.

Small crab, big smile.

Group of kids investigating tide pools.

Group of kids investigating tide pools.

 

 



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