Saturday, August 11, 2012

Big Sur (HDR Scenery & Panorama)

I recently visited Monterey and went south a bit more also visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea, Point Lobos State Reserve, and Big Sur. This trip along California's beautiful coastline has lead me take many many beautiful photos! I am here to share them with you spread over several blog posts. I hope you enjoy!

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Parts
Fisherman's Wharf - Monterey, CA: George's Birds | Sapporo Sushi & Steakhouse | Scenery | Birds/Misc Seagulls
Carmel-By-The-Sea: Photos
Big Sur: HDR Scenery & Panorama | Regular Scenery

Message from the Author: I have three HDR compositions and one panoramic photo from Big Sur today. Big Sur is located on the west coast of USA in California. I hope you enjoy these photos. After this blog post, I will have one more post from this trip displaying the regular scenery photos I took. Please take note that you can click the photos to enlarge them. The panoramic photo has been compressed and resized for the purpose of displaying it on the blog.

我今天有一些 Big Sur 景色照片。Big Sur 是在加州,美国的西边。

The panoramic view of Big Sur near Bixby Creek Bridge. The bridge is on the left of this photo. 

Ocean scenery

Photography Tip: You see how the water near the beach is clear and you can see the bottom? Do you see how the sky is also a very saturated blue? This photo was taken through a circular polarizing filter. Polarizing filters can help get rid of glare from the sun and also help saturate skies for a deeper, more vibrant blue. When buying filters, make sure you buy the correct size for your lens. For polarizers, there are two types. One type is a linear polarizer (cheaper) which will give you the best polarizing effect, but will render your auto focus system useless. The other type (the one I use) is the circular polarizer (more expensive). Circular polarizers gives a slightly less effect than linear polarizers but it is compatible with auto focus systems. When using polarizers, make sure you set your camera on a tripod as this filter will cut around 1-3 stops of light depending on the filter. I recommend B+W polarizers as it is made of extremely high quality materials. I've touched the filter by accident several times with my finger... My fingerprints did not stick to the filter at all, nothing showed up on the filter!


 Ocean scenery plus flower field. 

 Bixby Creek Bridge

I hope you have enjoyed the scenery on today's post. If you are starting to get tired by this chain of posts, I have 1 more, please bare with me! :) Please don't forget to share my blog posts with your friends! If you would like to get notifications next time I post, you can "Like" me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Parts
Fisherman's Wharf - Monterey, CA: George's Birds | Sapporo Sushi & Steakhouse | Scenery | Birds/Misc Seagulls
Carmel-By-The-Sea: Photos
Big Sur: HDR Scenery & Panorama | Regular Scenery
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