This was taken at the Martinez Marina a few weeks ago when I went out with my club. Honestly I wish I could tell you what this structure is but I have no idea. In any case, I thought it was a cool structure and worth photographing. Click on the image for a high resolution view.
Seems I go in spurts with images doesn’t it, and I guess I’m on a roll right now! The other night when we were at the Martinez Regional Shoreline, I seemed to get some decent images although I didn’t think that would be the case when I got there. I’ve been there before but not so much with my camera. Initially I sort of wondered what I would be photographing, but as the sun dipped in the sky, a wonderful golden light was cast everywhere. There was hardly any wind (a rarity for this area) so the reflections became like glass.
Normally I don’t really care for marina shots…I mean how many do we see? Soooo many. But the light, color and reflection were so amazing that I just couldn’t resist!
While bracketing images in-camera and then using Photomatix or Nik HDR to create a true HDR is preferrable, tone-mapping can produce nice results. After some minor adjustments, I used one photo and imported it into Nik HDR to produce an initial image to work with, but most of what I did here after that was in photoshop.
I’ve included the original below in case you are curious.