Photo: Glossy Beach

Photo: Glossy Beach

Photo at Daytona Beach in June 2011, with the beach covered in a thin layer of water that reflects the sky. I added a lot of contrast to this photo.

Canon Rebel XTi, EFS 18-55mm, 1/1600, F4.5, 18mm, ISO100, 2011-06-25T11:53:18-04, 20110625-155318rxt

Location: Daytona Beach, FL

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Photo: At the Beach

Photo: At the Beach

One of my early photos from Dec. 2004. In the beginning, I made the mistake of setting my 2MP Fujifilm FinePix 2650 to 1 megapixel resolution, which was 1280×960 instead of 1600×1200. At the time, I had a computer with a 4GB HDD and monitor with a resolution of 1024×768, so I saw no reason to take higher quality photos. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

This is newly edited with Photoshop CS5. I added a lot of contrast and made the white balance warmer. Every version of Photoshop gets easier to use, at least in my opinion. The auto contrast and auto tone functions work better now, and I find myself using them rather than curves more often than ever. However, the auto color feature still sucks.

I will only be posting photos from 2005 for the rest of November 2010 and some of December. I will also get into the 2006 photos next month. For a preview of what’s coming, look at the photos I posted on deviantART in late 2005 and early 2006. I will be reposting them here, but with different descriptions, titles, and much better editing.

Fujifilm FinePix 2650, 1/1400, F8.7, 6mm, ISO100, 2004-12-12T10:51:01-05, 2004-12-12_10h51m01

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Photo: Moonlit Ocean

Photo: Moonlit Ocean

The ocean at night in October 2005. Since I had a crappy camera at the time, this was very under-exposed. I brightened it a lot but there is tons of grains and hot pixels. The photo looks good at low resolution, though.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/1, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO200, 2005-10-16T21:04:51-04, 2005-10-16_21h04m51

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Photo: Ocean in Motion 2

Photo: Ocean in Motion 2

Return to Daytona Beach in August of 2005. I live 5 miles from the beach but rarely go there. The closer you live to the beach, the less you care about it.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/476, F8.0, 17.4mm, ISO64, 2005-08-25T13:34:28-04, 2005-08-25_13h34m28

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More of the Ocean in Motion series.

Photo: Ocean in Motion

Photo: Ocean in Motion

The waves at Daytona Beach in January of 2005. There were a lot of birds there; you can see one at the bottom.

Today is my 19th birthday!

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/140, F8.7, 18mm, ISO100, 2005-01-16T12:43:36-05, 2005-01-16_12h43m36

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Photo: Clothing Optional

Clothing Optional

NO this is not a nude beach. It’s supposed to be funny. At least I think it is. I didn’t see any nudity there. :blindfold:

Canon Rebel XTi, EF 28-135mm, 1/200, F3.5, 33mm, ISO100, 2009-01-11T14:11:06-05, 20090111-191106rxt

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