a28 February 2014

2 New Wallpapers

Couple of Scarlet Macaws birds in Xcaret park.
Colourful sunset in Puerto Aventuras in Mexico.

2 New Wallpapers

I haven't updated Wallpapers section of this blog in a while so today I added two new free HD wallpapers from my recent trip to Mexico.

Please note that at the same time I decided to remove 2 other wallpapers from the list because I found them of rather poor quality and not matching my current standards. For this reason I will probably substitute several other wallpapers pretty soon.

You can see both new wallpapers on the right (and to download them just go to the Wallpapers section and follow the instructions there). They are:
I hope you will like them!

In fact I use the first of them as a desktop wallpaper myself - it really looks great in large size. Colours of those macaws still amaze me. It's amazing how beautiful the nature can be.

Daily photo - Before Storm

It's time for a Daily photo. Today photo was taken during sunset in Mexico just a few minutes before severe storm. Initially it looked like a regular and in fact quite promising sunset (there were sun rays and clouds had interesting shapes) but out of a sudden clouds and light became rather surreal and dangerous (I will post another image later) and then the storm began. And it started to rain. Heavily. So unfortunately I needed to evacuate from the beach in order to protect my photo gear.
Before Storm

Finally some EXIF information:
Technical details:
Camera: Sony NEX-6
Lens: Sony 10-18 f/4
Focal length: 10 mm
Aperture: f/18.0
Exposure time: 0.3 s ("middle" exposure)
ISO: 100
Number of exposures: 7
E.V. Step: 1.0
Flash used: no
Tripod: yes
Filters: Cokin ND X variable density neutral gray
Technique: long-exposure, HDR, tone-mapping, luminosity masks
Software: Photomatix Pro 5 (Contrast Optimizer), Lightroom 5.0, Photoshop CC, Topaz Clarity, Topaz Adjust

Where was this photo taken:

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