On a recent trip to Daytona to visit some family, I took a day, for myself to chill at the beach. I’m an earth sign, but am so drawn to the water. I blame that on growing up in land locked Atlanta! So whenever I can, I like to head to the beach.
The day was warm, the sky was clear and I had my fun Fuji XT-1 with the 35mm f/1.4 lens to shoot with. This camera is still pretty new to me, so I’m trying to shoot with it as much as I can.
I love these little birds who hang out at the beach. Often they’ll walk or fly away from you as you get close to them, but I tried to move slowly to capture this fella, and his reflection.
Edited in Lightroom 4 + Alien Skin Software Exposure 6 with the Polaroid 600 Preset (plus some customisation)
There’s a pretty cool pier, which had probably 15 – 20 people fishing off of it, I liked this perspective and waited for this guy to take off.
Edited in Lightroom 4 + Alien Skin Software Exposure 6 w/ the Kodak Portra 400vc preset + a little blur
Now you can photograph a ferris wheel and show off the entire thing, or a few cars, or one, so many options. For this shot I decided to get directly below it.
Edited in Lightroom 4 + Alien Skin Software Exposure 6 w/ Time Zero Film preset + a curves adjustment.
And another perspective of the Ferris Wheel, this time showing off some of the cool clouds in the sky. I love clouds!
Edited in Lightroom 4 + Alien Skin Software Exposure 6 w/ Time Zero Film preset + reduced the highlights
And there’s always joggers, walkers and people on the beach. I saw this guy was jogging and captured him, if you zoom in on the photo, he’s fully off the ground.
Edited in Lightroom 4 + Alien Skin Software Exposure 6 w/
Kodak Ektar 100 + Curves adjustment (slight)
I have to say, if it was the height of summer, I’d probably not have visited this boardwalk, simply because I’m sure it’s super busy. I like to see things in the off season, where you have more of the folks who live in a place. You know?
This morning I popped over to catch the sunrise, well at least part of it. Someone is a night owl so they didn’t wake up quite early enough… regardless here’s an iPhone snap from this morning.
More to come from the road… Oh if you’re on Instagram and want to see all my photos from this epic journey, check out #kateontheroad2014 :).