The Warmth

Do you ever get to a location to take some shots, and find one element in the landscape that you just can’t get enough of? For me, that element was this broken down pier. Conveniently enough, this pier was located right smack dab in the middle of the beach where we were honeymooning in Mexico, and I spent a good chunk of my sunrise time trying to capture it from a few different angles. This will be the first of a few images you may see of this pier.

As always, I took this image into Phototools after tonemapping. I applied a few of my favourite presets, the most important of which was the Golden Hour Enhancer. This is an awesome preset, and it’s really great for adding some warmth back into any image.

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 13mm, F 7.1, ISO 400, 5 Exposures

Jim Denham - January 4, 2011 - 7:14 am

I can understand your interest in that broken down pier – it’s awesome! Well done!

Jesse - January 4, 2011 - 7:15 am

Incubus inspired title? Love the image Heath and the processing is perfect.

Brian Matiash - January 4, 2011 - 7:22 am

Wonderful image, Heath. I love the serene feel and warm tones.

James Brandon - January 4, 2011 - 8:49 am

Living this image Heath! What part of Mexico is this pier located? I’ve been to several parts but never saw anything like this!

steve beal - January 4, 2011 - 8:54 am

Great find Heath! Love the angle of the sunrise in relation to the pier.

Chris DeAngelis - January 4, 2011 - 10:08 am

Can’t wait to see more from here. The colors are great. Gotta love the Golden Hour enhancer!

John Sotiriou - January 4, 2011 - 2:16 pm

I love the mood of this shot, Heath. Did you use a ND filter to make the water milky?

mark blundell - January 5, 2011 - 5:55 am

Superb image Heath, lovely ND action and a great warm feel to it.

Heath O'Fee - January 6, 2011 - 8:00 am

Thanks, everyone! I was so happy to have this pier right on my doorstep for a week…stay tuned for a couple more images of it 🙂