The black beaches of Saint Paul

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Photo 60 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

I was a few thousand kilometers off my usual shooting grounds for 11 days. It was a very enlightening trip and I will return,
I did no shoot as much as I wanted but I got great memories never the less. I will be posting them as I post-process.
This is not far from my father-in-law’s house in Stain Paul on Reunion Island, the beach is an unusual black color, near surreal. on the far left you can see “Le Port”.

On this trip, I decided to go light, in fact, very light. We left with 2 SONY ALPHA Mirrorless cameras (NEX-6 & 6000), 4 lenses, a Mefoto tripod, a Western Digital 1TB Wireless hard drive and an Ipad Mini 2. It was an experiment in minimalism, one I do not regret. I mostly shot with the Alpha 6000 and the 10-18mm f/4 lens. What I need to learn is to shoot far more often with my tripod.
There is one irritation though, the final results are only visible back at home, the advantage of not spending time post-processing whilst on holiday is worth it.

I am still experimenting and learning Photoshop manual blending, this one’s alignment is a little out, I was not able to fix it. I do better next time.

Photograph Information

Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
Settings: 1/800 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100
Focal Length: 10mm
35mm focal length: 15mm
Number of photos used: 3
Filter: No
Flash: No
Tripod: No
Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photoshop CC 2014, NIK Color Efex Pro 4, Nik Sharpner Pro, Photomatix Pro.
Taken: 22 April 2015

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Published on: Saturday, 25 April 2015

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