Writing with Light

Eat Lotsa Lobster

In my last post I posted an image of Stearns Wharf at sunset. I think I mentioned that I was standing behind a restaurant near the end of the pier to take that picture. I thought it only appropriate to show you the restaurant in question, The Santa Barbara Shellfish Company. This is a HDR (3 bracketed images) processed in Photomatix. I decided not to “de-ghost” the flag as I wanted it to be fluttering in the wind.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Santa Barbara, California, pier, wharf, Stearns Wharf, restaurant, seafood, lobster, HDR, travel photography


28 responses

  1. I really like your edits Edith. The image has a great feel to it! The light and colors are great!


    October 25, 2013 at 7:54 am

  2. I like that you left the flag fluttering! I’m so on the fence about HDR. I love your versions of it, but I don’t feel like it’s a good fit for me, so I hesitate to even try. But then I look at your images, and especially your diner images, and I think…maybe. Anyway – wanna ship me some of that lobster??


    October 25, 2013 at 10:48 am

    • Thanks Heather. I’d love to ship you some lobster if I could get my hands in some. You know I used to do HDR a lot more then I am. For certain images I love it. When I want a bit more of a whimsical loom it’s perfect but I’ve learned over time that creating high dynamo range images in certain situations is perfect. For landscapes for instance when the lighting isn’t ideal and I want to bring out details in the shadows it’s perfect. I’ve taught myself not to over do it so that the image comes out looking natural.


      October 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm

  3. Gorgeous image Edith, and superb processing! 🙂


    October 25, 2013 at 11:05 am

  4. I love the tones of this, as well as the motion of the flag.


    October 25, 2013 at 11:21 am

  5. Len

    Cool shot Edith. I think leaving the flag with the motion really works. have a great weekend.


    October 25, 2013 at 11:29 am

  6. Wonderful image and wonderful processing. Like it a lot 🙂


    October 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm

  7. Mark Summerfield

    The leading line from the planks in the pier together with the brighter spot from the sun by the restaurant door perfectly draw the eye to the welcoming open door. Nice one, Edith.


    October 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

  8. Everytime I try to plan a vacation the hubby says, Do they have seafood there? Sigh…he has a one track mind…straight to his stomach. LOL. Love this photo…will show the seafood lover this photo.


    October 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    • LOL…I have to agree with your hubby. Whenever I travel to the coast finding the best seafood is a must.


      October 26, 2013 at 11:06 am

  9. It’s shots like this that interest me in trying HDR. I love the quality of this shot.


    October 26, 2013 at 3:47 pm

  10. beautiful image


    October 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm

  11. I could really go for some lobster tonight. Super image Edith.


    October 26, 2013 at 5:08 pm

  12. Beautiful work Edith. I really like your processing!


    October 27, 2013 at 2:13 am

  13. Great work, beautiful shot.


    October 27, 2013 at 4:12 am

  14. Fun and whimsical Edith – I agree you’ve used HDR well on this one!


    October 27, 2013 at 11:47 am

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