Morning Rituals

During Winter I walk on the beach every morning at sunrise. Its still too early at the moment but I did go down for a walk today.
There is a comfort and meditation in such ritual. This lady has her own routine, I have mine.

This is the music that plays in my head in the morning when I walk on the beach. I should get an actual ipod so its actually playing in my head.
http://youtu.be/-rh8gMvzPw0
What a gorgeous capture!......Love the colours & the ladies interesting routine! : )
posted March 12th, 2012  
Looks like a nice place to walk ... and there is safety in numbers!
posted March 12th, 2012  
Great capture Mon! Morning walks are glorious ... especially on the beach!
posted March 12th, 2012  
What a great place to work out!
posted March 12th, 2012  
Love the tones and processing on this
posted March 12th, 2012  
Great way to start the day ...and walking on the beach doesn't feel like a work out!
posted March 12th, 2012  
What great story telling, that looks like the best place for a walk, so beautiful. Wonderful shot and colors!!
posted March 12th, 2012  
What a great photo! I really like the prOcessing. I love walking on the beach, but it happens about 3 times a year :-(. Got your extension tubes yet ?
posted March 12th, 2012  
@zuzana Nooo....hanging out, although meanwhile I have discovered the reverse lens thing (yesterdays pic).
posted March 12th, 2012  
@monika64 Hope they come soon. My pic of the shell is done by reversing my 50mm, I tried it when I couldn't wait for my ext. tubes to come. You yesterday's pic is coooool :-)
posted March 13th, 2012  
Nice processing Monika - looks so inviting. I can smell and taste the salt.
posted March 13th, 2012  
dreamy shot
posted March 13th, 2012  
I love the rich tones and the muted sky. Most times you end up with a bright sky and dark color. Was this how the picture turned out or did you have to process it much?
posted March 13th, 2012  
@jwlynn64 I have processed it a little but I am trying to hold back and not over process. This has a bit of tone mapping (equalising the light and shadow) and a bit of cross process filter on it. I did process and then bumped everything down.
posted March 13th, 2012  
You did a wonderful job. Great work. I'll have to look up how to tone map (Is this the same thing as HDR?)
posted March 13th, 2012  
@jwlynn64 Similar, it uses the same program but you dont take multiple exposures. Just one photo. I use photomatrix pro for this. Are you born in '64 too?
posted March 13th, 2012  
How beautiful the beach looks at sunrise! Love it. Wonderful shot.
posted March 13th, 2012  
Very cool edit, did you do some cross processy thing after the tonemapping bit ? Nice composition too.
posted March 13th, 2012  
@janmaki just a teeny bit of cross processing....
posted March 13th, 2012  
Love your processing on this one...I really need to figure this tonemapping thing out, I keep seeing it mentioned all over the place, but haven't given myself enough time to really understand it!
posted March 13th, 2012  
@monika64 Yes, the year of the Dragon! I took a basic photography class the other day and the instructor said good things about Photomatrix. I'll have to look into that.
posted March 13th, 2012  
Looks a very zen start to the morning. I would love this to be my view on a morning stroll!
posted March 13th, 2012  
great picture
posted March 13th, 2012  
Nice catch, great processing and wonderful music to have in your head!!
posted March 13th, 2012  
you're so lucky, I'm jealous
posted March 13th, 2012  
I LOVE this shot. Really. Very nice.
posted March 13th, 2012  
beautiful and serene capture. it looks very zen there.
posted March 13th, 2012  
Nicely captured! What a wonderful place and way to begin the day!
posted March 14th, 2012  
Love this shot! As a runner I can totally relate to the moment...
posted March 14th, 2012  
Great shot! Like it - fav'ed
posted March 15th, 2012  
Very nice shot!
posted March 16th, 2012  
Love the colours and composition. This is a great shot. :)
posted March 18th, 2012  
Beautiful shot ! Love the tones and the colours :)
posted May 10th, 2012  
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