Nowadays, I try to scan NEA’s website to check the tide timings first before deciding whether to go out and shoot. This is an addition to checking and observing the weather for that day.
Low tide sometimes, if not always, brings interesting opportunities. This time, at Punggol Beach, I could see the locals not just fishing but also trying to pry the numerous mussels that cling on to the rock outcrops that becomes visible at low tide. However, I wasn’t there to photograph them, as I was not in the right frame of mind to intrude into their activity.
Though the light from the setting sun wasn’t as intense, I was fortunate enough to be blessed with some interesting clouds and activities around the beach. One particular was this gentleman who was patiently waiting for his catch … and while we waited, he decided to have a smoke on his pipe.
I wasn’t really observing, but while processing this image in LR3, I noticed that I managed to get a nice rim of light on the gentleman. Talk about luck!
At this moment, I think this image looks okay but I’m sure it could be better. Perhaps another day, I will try a different processing method, i.e. using Nik Color Efex Pro. Let me know what you think …
Category: Landscape • Seascapes
Tags: fishing, Landscape, lr3, punggol beach, punggol stone outcrops, seascape, singapore, singapore images, smoking, straits of johor, sunset
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