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“Beach Eye Candy”

© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

I know a lot of people go to the beach to check out other kinds of eye candy, but do yourself a favor sometime and be on the beach as the sun crests the horizon. It’s a beautiful sight! I love the composition here as the pier really does a great job of leading the eye deep into the image until everything disappears into infinity. I used a few exposures here to enable me to not blow out the sun while still being able to get a nice exposure for underneath the pier. I also used a .6 ND grad filter (two stops) to balance the sky and the foreground.
Gear Used:

Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens (Canon EF)
Tamron SP 15-30 f/2.8 Di VC USD (in Canada) (Use code AMPLIS52016DA to get 5% off)
Fotodiox WonderPana Filter System
Adobe Lightroom CC Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version)
Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription
Alien Skin Exposure X (Use Code “dustinabbott” to get 10% anything and everything)

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3 thoughts on “Beach Eye Candy

  1. Jerome says:

    Beautiful capture, can we please remind viewers that the best camera to capture such moments is the one at hand. I have kilos of a certain brand, however when out an about my smart phone has captured the ephemeral l.

  2. Jerome says:

    Beautiful capture, the camera is only a tool.

  3. revabbott says:

    While I don’t disagree with you, Jerome, I certainly would not have gotten this shot with my iPhone. This shot is the result of careful planning for the conditions and matching the right equipment to the situation. There were a number of people out with cell phones when I shot this, and, while I’m sure there shots were nice…they don’t look like this.

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