Anyone who surfs or that has a special relationship with the ocean can understand how happy this guy is walking home on Bondi Beach. There is a sense of feeling alive when you are out in the waves and it might have something to do with the danger aspect of it I don’t know. Being in tune with the ocean though changes your life. Everything you do is connected to it and you are always aware of things like what direction is the wind coming from, when is high and low tide and how long till the sun sets. There’s lots of reasons why people surf but the most common has to be how it can truly touch your soul… This guy would be feeling on top of the world, his problems washed away striding along the waters edge 🙂

Post Processing:

Adobe Lightroom Adjustments to:

– Highlights
– Shadows
– Blacks
– Whites

Export to Photomatix 5YES !!! you can make HDR images out of single RAW Files. Photomatix 5 allows you to import a single RAW file and tone map any way you like using any of their HDR algorithms.

Photomatix PRO – Is a MAC and PC HDR software for creating stunning HDR images. They have a free trial, but if you end up buying a copy of Photomatix you can get a 15% Discount with the coupon code LukeZemePhotography

Open up in Filter software On1 Perfect Effects and used:

– Color enhancer- Warmer
– Contrast- Darker Contrast
– Vignette- Big Softy


If you have any questions or comments leave them below


Sony A7r


Sony FE 28-70mm

Focal Length




Shutter Speed

1/500 sec




Bondi Beach, Australia

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