Friday, January 29, 2021


Morning Adventures

As the day continues and the sun rises a little higher into the sky, I wanted to end the sunrise portion of this adventure with this. Even almost two months after taking it, I still remember my reaction when I first looked through the camera and saw the scene. I was so excited to have been able to take the picture. The seagulls were flocking around this person and their two children as they took a morning stroll. The focus was sharp, the exposure was proper, and the action of the seagulls with the people and sunrise created a wonderful picture. If I were to name a favorite of any of my sunrise pictures, this would be the one. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021



For this next picture, I wanted to capture the sand and the remnants left behind when someone walks in it. As I was waiting for the sun to rise, this person walked by. I waited for them to walk a little ways away, adjusted the focus to barely in front of the lens, then took the picture. I like how it ended up, the sand in crisp focus, the person with some resemblance of a human but not entirely, and the vibrant colors of the sun. The one thing that I dislike about the picture is all of the other marks in the sand. I wish that there was only one line leading to the person, but I can't complain as this still turned out exactly how I wanted. 

Monday, January 25, 2021



As the sun continued to rise, a few more people decided to take a morning stroll. One of those people was this couple who happened to stop to take a picture a little ways ahead of me. I ended up taking a picture of them taking a picture, and it ended up like this. Everything looks so calm and still. Them in a silhouette, the sun just barely peeking above the clouds, and the waves crashing along the seashore. There was the smell of the sea in the air and a steady wind creating a little taller waves that day. 

Friday, January 22, 2021


Morning Walk

Back on the ground, I took this picture minutes into the new day. The sun was barely above the sea when this person walked by with a dog. I waited for them to walk a little further away from me, then took this picture. The orange sun lighting up the sky, the buildings of the town a few miles away from this beach, and the silhouette of the person and their dog as they took a morning walk along the beach, all combining into this picture. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021



As I continue through the rest of my adventure, I want to structure the pictures as if a day will pass by, starting with, of course, a sunrise. Once again, from the drone, this picture comes from high above the sea. There were two directions to take the picture, one facing directly into the sun, and possibly overexposing it, and one facing away from the sun. I chose to face the sun because I felt I could manage the bright sun by decreasing the exposure. The raw picture ended up really dark, but with the power of Photoshop, I was able to brighten the city while keeping the sky a nice soft orange. 

Monday, January 18, 2021


Town Square

Welcome back to Florida! As we pick up this adventure again, I wanted to start with a picture from the center of Seaside. I flew the drone about 500 feet above the town, then took this picture. I like how simple everything looks. The green space is in the center, which is surrounded by a row of palm trees, which is surrounded by a row of buildings. Surrounding the buildings are homes, then in front of the buildings and green space is the highway, which cuts almost directly through the middle of the picture. Above that are more homes, the beach, then the water, which happened to be a dark green that day because of the wind. From up above, everything looks so peaceful and structured.