Monday, January 6, 2014

Project 52 - Week 01 - Action

Week 01 of Project 52.

The goal of the project is to take one photo a week with a set theme. My wife and I, along with a group of friends have agreed on a set list of 52 themes for the year. This week's theme is to take a photo of something in action. I thought I'd start a blog documenting where each photo was taken and the before/after effects of Lightroom processing for each week. I'm just starting to use Lightroom, so bear with me if my Lightroom skills are terrible.

This photo was taken at Natural Bridges State Beach. If you decide to park there (and support the maintenance cost of the beach), parking is $10. Otherwise, there's plenty of street parking outside. You'll have to walk in about 0.5 miles (~5 minute walk).  Follow the road in to the visitor's center. There's a walking path to the right side of the visitor's center (facing visitor's center). A sign at the front greets you as to where to go.

The butterflies are there from October to February. I went on January 5, 2014. The butterflies are high up in the trees, so your camera phone won't cut it. You need at least a 200mm lens (I used a 28-300mm zoom lens with the zoom set at 300mm).

So, here is week 1's results.


And before any editing:



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