This was taken at high tide on the beach closest to our house, Black Rock, named after, you’ve guessed it, the big black rock in this image. The beach is actually to the right of this image; this areas is covered in exposed bedrock.
I’m still experimenting with how the DP3M handles different shooting situations including shooting into the sun. I’m finding that in a situation like this it gets the colour wrong but it gets it wrong in the most appealing manner. It also does something here with the sun that I find quite astonishing. It makes me think of Danny Boyle’s film ‘Sunshine’; you can keep upping the intensity like they do in the viewing room in the film and it increases without any sign of something that I want to call ‘distortion’ if I was speaking in audio terms, but lack the language for here. You simply cannot do this in my experience with an image taken with a Bayer sensored camera. Topping it all off is the details in the clouds. I’ve never encountered a camera before that could make clouds look like this. It is all slightly unreal or hyperreal but it is very aesthetically pleasing (for me at least).
Widemouth Bay, Bude, Cornwall, UK
Camera: Olympus E-M1
Lens: Olympus M 12-40 mm f/2.8
Focal Length: 19mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500s
Foveon images don't really need or tolerate much post processing. You have to get the RAW conversion close to where you want it in Sigma Photo Pro. Unforunately I have yet to master its white balance tools so once in Photoshop I needed to further correct it in LAB. Beyond that all that was needed was a tiny contrast boost and the application of a neutral density grad in Color Efex Pro. The image also needed its horizon adjusting due to a little barrel distortion.