stevealbano PRO
stevealbano

Beach Clouds



Beach clouds, Chula Vista California

Beach clouds, Chula Vista California
Read less

Views

1076

Likes

Awards

Winner in Creative Clouds Photo Challenge
Superb Composition
GloriaJeanLambros vb99 joycealicesmith Foxyphotos pavel_prado Katiemith_ Briser_fae_the_broch +33
Absolute Masterpiece
Mumsley Beno62 evelynbrezina countryside susanneradke baileyannsamantha vonHoeckerPhotoArt +21
Top Choice
Trudie thekaylala cclaude KayBrewer Frozen_Time BOULENGER bgalocha +16
Peer Award
Sandypartlow4 davidcassatt rhendricks photoABSTRACTION alexey_gorshenin wemco2 ayandutta007 +5
Outstanding Creativity
markcote Athena_B kenkaye slavdiamante Granjan joshlipp
All Star
Lanky44Lanky442 Ailroc manueladurson Nikonover traceprinslooreppin
Magnificent Capture
Steve-n-Ning RDVPhotography jettahlily008 gatorbait38 kathymuhle
Love it
loveMustangs Eyeteeth Rosley ivanfurman
Superior Skill
erikaulozaitecross mcampi GlynRutherford1959
Jaw Dropping
trune66 HeinemannImages
Exceptional Contrast
eddiehellie elena_perevalova
Top Class Lighting
SpaceCadetPhotography
Genius
FrancoisHorne

Top ClassTM

Beauty In The Clouds Photo ContestTop 20 class
Beauty In The Clouds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Perfect Reflections Photo ContestTop 10 class
Perfect Reflections Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Landscapes And Sand Photo ContestTop 10 class
Landscapes And Sand Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Seascapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Seascapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Seascapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Dramatic Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Dramatic Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Light On Water Photo ContestTop 10 class
Light On Water Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 30 class
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 30 class week 6
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 30 class week 3
Water and Sand Photo ContestTop 10 class
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Biggest Photofocus Photo ContestTop 20 class
Fstoppers Volume 1 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fstoppers Volume 1 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Amateur Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
Horizon Photo ContestTop 30 class
Amateur Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 2
Amateur Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1

Categories


10 Comments | Report
Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 5922241 [user_id] => 343591 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2014-02-09 19:29:04 [type] => p [comment] => ...awesome reflection :-) [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => traceprinslooreppin [avatar] => mediafiles/2015/12/27/61659941_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments ) [1] => Array ( [id] => 16861091 [user_id] => 1707411 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2015-02-13 13:39:38 [type] => p [comment] => Superb shot,love the colour,lighting,and great reflections. [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => Nikonover [avatar] => mediafiles/2015/01/03/41802361_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments [replies] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 16863061 [user_id] => 115895 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2015-02-13 14:49:09 [type] => p [comment] => Thank you! [parent_id] => 16861091 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => stevealbano [avatar] => mediafiles/2014/10/27/36158711_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO [source] => comments ) ) ) [2] => Array ( [id] => 17408261 [user_id] => 2217511 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2015-02-28 13:38:51 [type] => p [comment] => What a nice puffy clouds and a absolutely amazing reflection. Really nice Steve, great job :) [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => mdendekker [avatar] => mediafiles/2015/02/21/46942971_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments [replies] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 17412961 [user_id] => 115895 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2015-02-28 15:47:51 [type] => p [comment] => Thanks, I got lucky with this one! [parent_id] => 17408261 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => stevealbano [avatar] => mediafiles/2014/10/27/36158711_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO [source] => comments ) ) ) [3] => Array ( [id] => 20855207 [user_id] => 3211454 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2016-02-29 08:54:17 [type] => p [comment] => Congratulations ... absolute gem.....amazing!! [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => FrancoisHorne [avatar] => mediafiles/2016/01/08/62064493_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO+ [source] => comments [replies] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 20857031 [user_id] => 115895 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2016-02-29 16:59:39 [type] => p [comment] => Thanks! [parent_id] => 20855207 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => stevealbano [avatar] => mediafiles/2014/10/27/36158711_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO [source] => comments ) ) ) [4] => Array ( [id] => 20855322 [user_id] => 2253741 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2016-02-29 09:35:02 [type] => p [comment] => Spectacular! [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => Eyeteeth [avatar] => mediafiles/2016/02/19/63677881_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments [replies] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 20857033 [user_id] => 115895 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2016-02-29 16:59:52 [type] => p [comment] => Thank you! [parent_id] => 20855322 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => stevealbano [avatar] => mediafiles/2014/10/27/36158711_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO [source] => comments ) ) ) [5] => Array ( [id] => 20855348 [user_id] => 3205738 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2016-02-29 09:40:15 [type] => p [comment] => Awesome. [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => sadiqurrahman [avatar] => mediafiles/2016/01/07/62036253_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments [replies] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 20857035 [user_id] => 115895 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2016-02-29 17:00:05 [type] => p [comment] => Thanks! [parent_id] => 20855348 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => stevealbano [avatar] => mediafiles/2014/10/27/36158711_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO [source] => comments ) ) ) [6] => Array ( [id] => 20856094 [user_id] => 2940858 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2016-02-29 12:39:49 [type] => p [comment] => This is perfection! Lighting, colour, refections! You had it all with this one! :-) Congratulations on winning the Challenge! [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => joycealicesmith [avatar] => mediafiles/2016/11/11/69661481_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments [replies] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 20857037 [user_id] => 115895 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2016-02-29 17:00:21 [type] => p [comment] => Thanks, I appreciate it! [parent_id] => 20856094 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => stevealbano [avatar] => mediafiles/2014/10/27/36158711_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO [source] => comments ) ) ) [7] => Array ( [id] => 20856639 [user_id] => 2986804 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2016-02-29 14:57:06 [type] => p [comment] => Awesome Photo!!! :) [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => jettahlily008 [avatar] => mediafiles/2015/11/22/60655089_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO+ [source] => comments [replies] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 20857039 [user_id] => 115895 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2016-02-29 17:00:33 [type] => p [comment] => Thank you! [parent_id] => 20856639 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => stevealbano [avatar] => mediafiles/2014/10/27/36158711_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO [source] => comments ) ) ) [8] => Array ( [id] => 21919319 [user_id] => 1682671 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2017-03-13 11:43:19 [type] => p [comment] => Superb! Congratulations on your winning entry, well deserved [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => RDVPhotography [avatar] => mediafiles/2014/11/23/38603281_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments [replies] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 21920121 [user_id] => 115895 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2017-03-13 17:41:00 [type] => p [comment] => Thanks! I think it was worth it to miss the superbowl and have this to myself! [parent_id] => 21919319 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => stevealbano [avatar] => mediafiles/2014/10/27/36158711_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO [source] => comments ) ) ) [9] => Array ( [id] => 23826219 [user_id] => 2986804 [media_id] => 10458541 [dateCreated] => 2019-10-30 18:10:09 [type] => p [comment] => Beautiful capture & composition!!! :) [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => jettahlily008 [avatar] => mediafiles/2015/11/22/60655089_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO+ [source] => comments ) )
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin February 09, 2014
...awesome reflection :-)
Nikonover
 
Nikonover February 13, 2015
Superb shot,love the colour,lighting,and great reflections.
stevealbano PRO
stevealbano February 13, 2015
Thank you!
mdendekker
 
mdendekker February 28, 2015
What a nice puffy clouds and a absolutely amazing reflection.
Really nice Steve, great job :)
stevealbano PRO
stevealbano February 28, 2015
Thanks, I got lucky with this one!
FrancoisHorne PRO+
 
FrancoisHorne February 29, 2016
Congratulations ... absolute gem.....amazing!!
stevealbano PRO
stevealbano February 29, 2016
Thanks!
Eyeteeth
 
Eyeteeth February 29, 2016
Spectacular!
stevealbano PRO
stevealbano February 29, 2016
Thank you!
sadiqurrahman
 
sadiqurrahman February 29, 2016
Awesome.
stevealbano PRO
stevealbano February 29, 2016
Thanks!
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith February 29, 2016
This is perfection! Lighting, colour, refections! You had it all with this one! :-) Congratulations on winning the Challenge!
stevealbano PRO
stevealbano February 29, 2016
Thanks, I appreciate it!
jettahlily008 PRO+
 
jettahlily008 February 29, 2016
Awesome Photo!!! :)
stevealbano PRO
stevealbano February 29, 2016
Thank you!
RDVPhotography
 
RDVPhotography March 13, 2017
Superb! Congratulations on your winning entry, well deserved
stevealbano PRO
stevealbano March 13, 2017
Thanks! I think it was worth it to miss the superbowl and have this to myself!
jettahlily008 PRO+
 
jettahlily008 October 30, 2019
Beautiful capture & composition!!! :)

Behind The Lens

Location
Imperial Beach, near the pier.
Time
Very late afternoon, just before sunset.
Lighting
The light was especially nice that late afternoon. There was a storm moving into the area and the cloud formations were icing on the cake for me!
Equipment
I used my Olympus E-M5, and Rokinon 7.5mm Fisheye lens. The Rokinon is a wonderful little lens. It's strictly manual focus without any electronic connection to the camera. It reminds me of the good old film camera days.
Inspiration
It was hard not to be inspired to start snapping photos with the combination of ocean, light, and cloud formations. What made it even better was it was Superbowl Sunday, and I had the beach to myself!
Editing
I almost always post process my photos. The original was a RAW file and I used a combination of Photoshop and Perfect Effects to create the final version.
In my camera bag
My camera bag has gotten much lighter since I moved from DSLR's to the M43 format. I'm able to carry my E-M5 and a couple of lenses without any discomfort or fatigue.
Feedback
I think the hardest part for folks wanting to capture something like this is to just be there. This photo was made on a late Sunday afternoon during Superbowl Sunday. My point is that you can't capture a great photo if you're at home watching TV.

See more amazing photos, follow stevealbano