I learned something when I was processing this HDR image. I learned that one must always check his ISO setting. I was very excited when I was transferring the raw files into my laptop. It’s only after loading the bracketed images into Photomatix Pro that i realized that my ISO setting was at 800. It was high enough that digital noise was very evident which made the processing, well, a pain in the butt. Despite that I’m glad I was able to still come up with a good image.
This image was also taken near Pilar’s Place in Malapascua. I was glad the tide was low. A lot was revealed when the tide has retreated. That includes sea urchins which would have gotten me had I not been wearing sensible shoes. Try walking barefoot on a sea urchin laden shore right after sunset and lets see who’s got luck on his side. Always carry a torch, that’s one thing I missed bringing. Be careful. DON’T be like me.