Archive for December, 2008

Sunrise in a Spring Lake Pavilion

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Just recently, I came to the realization that it is shameful that I only have one photo from the beach on my website while I live within 25 minutes from the ocean. A few weekends ago, I drove around exploring the beaches closest to me, with the specific idea in mind of finding pavilions or gazebos with views of the ocean.  Two Saturdays ago, I arose at 5am and drove around 30 minutes to Spring Lake, New Jersey to a pavilion I found in the scouting trip. It was a cold, crisp morning with crystal clear skies except for a thick cloud bank right on the horizon. This is my favorite from the trip. It is composed of three different exposures merged to HDR with photoshop. I then used Hugin, an open source panoramic stitching program, to straighten out the vertical posts in the pavilion.