Sunset Under the Pier

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    Synthetic Happiness and Photoshop
    I have a strange array of answers I give when people ask me questions at book signings and stuff. I recently met a cool guy named Casey Berner, and he asked me if I ever "go back" to a photo after I am done to work on it again. I told him no, and then referred to a TED video from Dan Gilbert. Most of the time, I say this stuff and people just nod... but I don't really know if it sinks in. But it did with Casey - in fact, he wrote a whole blog post on it and included the video I mentioned!

    Coming to California
    I'll be coming out to California soon... to both LA and Northern California. I'll be sneaking into a few bookstores here and there to secretly sign books. I hope things are warmer there than here!

    Daily Photo - Sunset Under the Pier
    We had a great time at the workshop today! After a sunset dinner at the Oasis, we came back to the Driskill and I offered to let people watch me stay up late and process photos. Everyone came but Cliff Baise who was probably drunk. (Actually, during the workshop, Cliff uploaded this cool pic to Flickr).

    I processed three images, and I had a bear of a time with this one from Manhattan Beach. It was a class "HDR Problem" shot that had ghosting in the waves, a dirty gray sky, and unfortunate artifacting. I showed everyone how to fix these problems, and I hope some of it sunk in!

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    1. BrianEden 52 months ago | reply

      You got a better shot than I did!

    2. Planet 3 52 months ago | reply

      A classic and well done!

    3. Julien Denoyer 52 months ago | reply

      How cool is this picture...looks like a tunel to heaven!

      [ via Julien Denoyer's contacts on flickriver  --Julien Denoyer ]

    4. renata_souza_e_souza 52 months ago | reply

      Really cool perspective and exposure!

    5. aJ GAZMEN ツ GucciBeaR 52 months ago | reply

      .(o^~')b congratulations on EXPLORE

      have a gR8 day >'.'< fRom KOGA & GSXR ^____^
      happy hoLidays!

      Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)

    6. e|[d]|ge. 52 months ago | reply

      this is just hands down amazing! great colors and details!

    7. artland 52 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called artland, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. tista_ceres "Simone Arrigone" 52 months ago | reply

      a fantastic job!
      Congratulations on the composition, details and lighting well done.
      Have a nice day!

    9. graphicnatured 52 months ago | reply

      Great shot, Trey. You're coming to LA? Why not make a quick jaunt down to San Diego? We have many piers waiting to be shot:

      Scripps Pier, La Jolla

    10. xdrachenkindx 52 months ago | reply

      wonderful mood

    11. kk7k 52 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 2010.anything of good taste, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      dang. . great shot! . . lonnie

    12. dubbelt_halvslag 52 months ago | reply

      Wonderful composition and colors!

    13. Seisenbacher 52 months ago | reply

      Great Shot, it's cool to take a look on your homepage and see your pics

    14. Cap'n S 52 months ago | reply

      That pier looks like it goes on forever! Nice!

    15. ~ Mane ~ [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Perfect Blue, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. Suarez 52 months ago | reply

      I really enjoyed watching you processes this image as you explained and shared your thoughts about what you were doing as you were going through the process.

    17. Marie K1 52 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

    18. clark.tom87 52 months ago | reply

      Wow, a fanastic image. The mood created is perfect.

    19. Beatrycze. 51 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot !

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