192 Causeway

Geiger Point, Melbourne, FL

I ended my vacation where I started it, at Geiger Point next to the 192 causeway in Melbourne, FL. It was a great holiday vacation! The weather was fantastic. The Airbnb rental was amazing. I had a relaxing time with family and still managed to get out and photograph the sunrise and sunsets every day. It doesn’t get any better than that…

This image is a three exposure, HDR creation. I probably could have processed the +1EV image but I didn’t want to have to push the highlights and shadows too far to achieve the look I envisioned. I wanted to include the detail of the rocks in the foreground and with them being severely backlit, it was a good excuse to blend a few exposures. I have been using Aurora HDR by Skylum and it has allowed me to effortlessly blend any number of exposures into a great image. Typically, I only need to due a few post-processing tweaks after I create the HDR version of my image.

  

MLCreations Photography: Florida &emdash; 192 Causeway

192 Causeway
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {6, 13 & 25s bracket}, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Cocoa Beach Morning

Cocoa Beach, FL

Near the end of my holiday vacation in Florida I was able to make it Cocoa Beach. Honestly, it was for the pier at sunrise. I was driving back from dropping my son off at the Orlando airport the previous day and could not believe the colors in the sky. The timing was off as I was unable to get to the coast (Cocoa Beach) before the sun climbed too high into the sky. So I was hoping for the same conditions the next day. They were not as good as I had seen driving but I was able to make do with what I got… 🙂

  

MLCreations Photography: Florida &emdash; Cocoa Beach Morning

Cocoa Beach Morning
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2.5s, 15mm, f/5.6, ISO 200

 

Pier on Fire

Riverside Park, Indialantic, FL

When you are on the East Coast of Florida you have to search out unique locations to capture the sunset. Luckily, I know some pretty nice spots along the Indian River that never let me down during the sunset. Of course, it helps that the sky really gets into the show…

  

MLCreations Photography: Florida &emdash; Pier on Fire

Pier on Fire
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/40s, 31mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Pier Through the Trees

Melbourne Beach Pier

  

MLCreations Photography: Florida &emdash; Pier Through the Trees

Pier Through the Trees
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/60s, 22mm, f/16, ISO 200

 

Kiwanis Park Predawn

Kiwanis Park, Palm Bay, FL

  

MLCreations Photography: Florida &emdash; Kiwanis Park Pre-Dawn

Kiwanis Park Predawn
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/5, 1/8, 1/13 & 1/20s bracket}, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Moonrise Over Indialantic

Kiwanis Park at Geiger Point, Melbourne, FL

The drive to Florida was thankfully uneventful other than a lot of delays through the highly populated areas in New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Once we were able to set the cruise control south of Richmond, VA, the trip went by fairly quickly. After getting everything settled in the Airbnb I snuck out for a few pictures of the moon rise over Indialantic, FL. I’m really excited to explore fore of my favorite locations along the East Coast of Florida…

  

MLCreations Photography: Florida &emdash; Moonrise Over Indiatlantic

Moonrise Over Indialantic
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 8s, 40mm, f/11, ISO 400