Caribbean Sunrise

I’m back! As most of you know, I was away in Mexico for the past two weeks getting married and celebrating my honeymoon. We had an amazing time hanging out with family and friends for the first week, and were able to enjoy some time to ourselves at a different resort for our honeymoon in the second week. As soon as we get our wedding photos back I’ll be sure to post a few of the highlights here, but in the meantime I’ll be sharing some of the shots I was able to take while away.

This first photo is actually the very first frame I took on the beach. It’s part of a bracket series that I had intended to process as an HDR, but the silhouette of those palm trees against the first morning light was just too good to pass up! I made a few adjustments in Phototools, but nothing too dramatic…this is very close to what the shot looked like in-camera.

Despite being on vacation and really wanting to make use of the time to get some quality sleep, I did manage to haul myself out of bed for 4 sunrises over the course of the two weeks. It was definitely worth it, and I should have a few more decent sunrise shots to share in the coming weeks!

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm, F 7.1, ISO 100, 30.0 sec

Mike Olbinski - December 21, 2010 - 6:51 am

Gorgeous morning…welcome back to the world of blogging, really can’t wait to see all the stuff you captured while gone!

Congrats again!

Tobias George - December 21, 2010 - 7:18 am

Welcome back, Heath! Excellent shot!!

Brian Matiash - December 21, 2010 - 8:07 am

I’m really glad you chose not to tone-map this image. There is a tremendous amount of beauty in the elegance and simplicity of this shot.

Congrats, again, on your recent wedding. Cheers to a lifetime of happiness together!

Chris Stern - December 21, 2010 - 8:31 am

First of all, congratulations on your marriage. I wish you and your wife many years of happiness.

Secondly, this image is specactacular in its own right. You captured it perfectly with the silhouette of palm tress against the beautiful sunrise. Well done, Heath!

Jim Denham - December 21, 2010 - 8:51 am

Beautiful shot and great silhouette! Well done. He’s back!

Tom Baker - December 21, 2010 - 9:13 am

Welcome back and I agree with the above. You don’t mess with a good thing.

Jesse - December 21, 2010 - 9:15 am

Glad to have you back! Looking forward to these other sunrises you speak of. Palm trees might be the best silhouetted object there is, so this works perfect.

ben - December 21, 2010 - 11:54 am

Love the colours in this shot! I’ve been wondering what happened to the daily HDR in my feed.. 🙂 But welcome back and a big congratulations to the happy couple!

Rob Hanson - December 21, 2010 - 11:55 am

Welcome back, Heath, and congratulations!

steve beal - December 21, 2010 - 12:04 pm

Welcome back! Great shot to kick off your return… Psyched to see more… Congrats!

Chris DeAngelis - December 21, 2010 - 3:36 pm

Welcome back Heath! Sounds like you had a wonderful time and can’t wait to see more pics from your trip! Congrats again on the wedding and great job with the picture today!

Jeff - December 21, 2010 - 10:13 pm

Congrats Heath. Sweet shot too!

Scott Frederick - December 21, 2010 - 10:24 pm

Simply awesome man! Congrats!!!

Heath O'Fee - December 22, 2010 - 6:06 am

A big thanks to you all for the warm welcome back to the blogging world and for the very kind words about my first shot!