Life’s A Beach

By |2013-03-12T12:36:29+00:00Mar 12th, 2013|

Well, there you have it folks. Fourteen days of non-stop flying, driving, eating, drinking and shooting across some of the most beautiful land that Australia  has to offer. The primary goal that Nicole and I had for this trip was to share authentic experiences as we sojourned in this lovely country. Every story came from the heart and after you visit this place, you’ll understand why it’s just so effortless to gush over it.

One of the challenges that I issued to myself was to try and capture some of the life and culture of Australia. It’s no short order, let me tell you. This country is as diverse as it is large. But if there is one common thread, it’s the universal love of the beach. No matter which beach we drove by, regardless of the day, there were people there. Either relaxing, running with their surfboards to catch a rad wave, or just cast their line into the drink with hopes of snagging that evening’s meal. We even saw a fisherman just happen to snag a squid – now that was pretty freaking cool.

In any case, while our actual time here has come to an end, Australia’s impact will undoubtedly be kept with me for a lifetime and I have absolutely no hesitation when I say that I will be back. Hell, I could see myself moving there one day. It’s just that amazing of a place.

So, I want to thank you for joining us on this ride and I have a sneaking feeling that there will be much more to come!

In terms of processing
All of the stylization was done in Lightroom 4.3 I applied a slight split-tone to accentuate the natural colors of the highlights and shadows. I also sent the image into onOne Software FocalPoint 2 to render the background just slightly out of focus and give the feel of a shallow depth of field.

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  1. Andy Garcia March 12, 2013 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Have a safe trip home, and thanks for the chance to share it through your photographs.

  2. tameer malik March 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    que fait-elle……………!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Amy Heiden March 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Definitely rad man! Can't wait to hear more about your trip! Enjoy looking through all your photos on the 18hr flight home :-)

  4. Brian Matiash March 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    14 hour flight home, +Amy Heiden. 14 hours. Le sighhhhh.

  5. Amy Heiden March 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    +Brian Matiash : I hope you took lotsa photos :-) Safe travels to you and +Nicole S. Young !

  6. Earle Grossman March 12, 2013 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Really enjoyed what you have shared so far from your trip.  Look forward to hearing more from you and seeing more images.

  7. Tony Paldanius March 12, 2013 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    cast that line man and sit down…

  8. Brian Bonham March 12, 2013 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Yay!!! +Nicole S. Young's coming home!

  9. farah godoy March 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Esta muy bien!!

  10. Rick LePage March 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    this is an awesome pic, +Brian Matiash

  11. Stefanus Prinsloo March 13, 2013 at 12:04 am - Reply

    Great pic, there is a place in namibia that looks exactly the same as this. So many comparisons between nam and aus.

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