Morning Breaks

While leading a recent workshop, we were treated to some lovely crepuscular rays at sunrise.  Unfortunately the iconic 59th street pier in Ocean City NJ was destroyed by Sandy, however with a bit of scouting and GPS technology, I was able to find a suitable substitute to use as a foreground subject for the group.  We ended up having a great morning shoot!

Its not too late to sign up for my Topaz Webinar tomorrow.  Head on over to the Topaz Website to sign up.  I’ll be covering the new ReStyle, B&W Effects, Clarity, DeNoise and more.  Hope to see you there!  


Fuji X-Pro1 – 14mm Prime

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  1. Tom Fielder October 28, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    WOW – WOW – WOW + WOW – dramatic capture JB!!

    • john8276 October 28, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

      Thank you Mr. Fielder. 🙂

  2. Bruce Sorrell October 28, 2013 at 5:46 pm #


    Beautifully composed, beautifully shot, and beautifully processed. This is one I could enjoy day in and day out. Just magnificent! And your choice to go B&W serves to enhance the quality of the light, those magnificent rays, and the glimmering water. Spot on ! I’ve you’ve time, please share your post processing approach with us. You’ve a way with clouds that would make Ansel jealous. 🙂 Slainte !

    • john8276 October 28, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

      Thank you Bruce. Much appreciated. For processing in this case I used Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2.0. I chose Nik for its control of highlights and shadows with their sliders. I was able to control the crepuscular rays as well as the bright areas around the clouds better. In addition it allowed me to use control points along the horizon.

  3. Joe Farrell October 28, 2013 at 10:29 pm #


    Excellent image and it shows your attention to detail around the clouds. Thanks for posting.


  4. Scott October 28, 2013 at 11:24 pm #

    Great image. However, I think it lacks a little punch in the bottom of the clouds. Perhaps a bit of adaptive exposure or clarity takes this to the next level. Just saying…….

    • john8276 October 29, 2013 at 1:53 am #

      Thanks for the feedback Scott. Listen in tomorrow and maybe you’ll see your idea put into practice… 🙂 For me it all comes down to personal preference. A bit more drama in the clouds might take away from the drama in the rays… dunno. Worth a look.

  5. Frank Smith October 29, 2013 at 3:57 am #

    Great image!

  6. Daniel Ruf October 29, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    I can only say two things about this image…Beautiful and wish I had been there.

    • john8276 October 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

      Thank you Dan. I was a moment!

  7. Dorine L October 29, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Lovely John, and a great substitute indeed!

  8. Steve L October 31, 2013 at 2:32 am #

    You’ve outdone yourself with this one, John!

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