Tsunami Photography: Blog http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog en-us (C) Louis E. Keiner and Lesley M. Etherson (Tsunami Photography) Fri, 15 May 2015 18:23:00 GMT Fri, 15 May 2015 18:23:00 GMT http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/img/s/v-5/u564779355-o416258589-50.jpg Tsunami Photography: Blog http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog 120 120 Sunrise over Dunn Sound, Waties Island http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/sunrise-over-dunn-sound-waties-island This morning I went out to Waties Island to catch the sunrise and do some long-exposure shots. The moon made a cameo as well: Dawn from the Waties Island Causeway, across Dunn Sound Dawn from the Waties Island Causeway, looking back across Dunn Sound to Little River Neck. And I was reminded why you should always make sure the legs on your tripod are secure, as this double exposure shows:

And this is what happens when you don't securely fasten one of the legs of your tripod during a long exposure.

(Tsunami Photography) Little River South Carolina Sunrise Waties Island http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/sunrise-over-dunn-sound-waties-island Fri, 15 May 2015 13:53:57 GMT
Horseshoe Crab, Waties Island http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/horseshoe-crab-waties-island I went to Waties Island tonight to photograph the sunset. I really wasn't that impressed by the colors, though. I much preferred this shot of a horseshoe crab shell washed up on shore. 

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(Tsunami Photography) Black and White South Carolina Waties Island http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/horseshoe-crab-waties-island Sun, 03 May 2015 03:29:12 GMT
Lainey http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/lainey Senior photos for Lainey. We shot the set in Vereen Gardens, in Little River, SC.


(Tsunami Photography) Senior Photos Vereen Gardens http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/lainey Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:45:00 GMT
Star Trails http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/star-trails Star Trails Only-smStar Trails Only-sm90 minutes of star trails in Little River, SC. We rarely get skies this clear to be able to do this.


Here in the Southeast, We don't often get skies as clear and air as dry as it was tonight, so I took the opportunity to photograph star trails. This is a 90 minute series of 30 second exposures at f/5.6, ISO 800, stacked in Photoshop. 


(Tsunami Photography) astrophotography star trails http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/star-trails Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:00:00 GMT
Tin Type Effect http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/tin-type-effect Recently, photographer Victoria Will's series of Tin Type portraits of stars at the Sundance Festival was widely shared on the web. I liked the effect, but not having the equipment to do them myself, I decided to use software to simulate the effect. I used existing portraits of friends Fiona and Q, and used Silver Effects Pro and Photoshop to create the effect.

The texture was obtained from Flickr user Renee Robinson, aka Playingwithbrushes, who kindly shared her texture set under Creative Commons


FionaFionaTintype Effect using Silver Effects Pro and Photoshop. Tintype effect used CC Texture by Flickr user Renee Robinson.


QQTintype Effect using Silver Effects Pro and Photoshop. Tintype effect used CC Texture by Flickr user Renee Robinson.

(Tsunami Photography) Tin Type Effect http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/tin-type-effect Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:45:00 GMT
Oak Island Lighthouse http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/oak-island-lighthouse The Oak Island Lighthouse at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, shortly after dark:



(Tsunami Photography) North Carolina Oak Island Lighthouse http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/oak-island-lighthouse Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:45:00 GMT
Arlie Gardens http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/arlie-gardens Today we went to visit Arlie Gardens in Wilmington, NC. I'd not been there before, and I was impressed by the beautiful and eclectic gardens, including, of course, the glass house:

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(Tsunami Photography) Arlie Gardens Wilmington NC http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/arlie-gardens Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:30:00 GMT
Jupiter and Moons http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/1/jupiter-and-moons Recently, I borrowed one of the 9-inch Celestron telescopes from school to do some astrophotography. I mounted my Canon 5D III to it and took photos of Jupiter, which was rising early in the evening. In this photo, you can also see three of the Galilean moons (the four moons that Galileo discovered with his telescope). These are probably Io, Europa, Ganymede, while Callisto is a bit further out. I could be mistaken, as I don't know where in their orbital period each of them is on that date.

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(Tsunami Photography) Astrophotography Europa Ganymede Io Jupiter Moons http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/1/jupiter-and-moons Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:02:13 GMT
Cherry Grove Pier at Dawn http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/12/cherry-grove-pier-at-dawn I went looking for sunrise color, but got something just as good:

Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach, SC


(Tsunami Photography) Cherry Grove SC Long Exposure North Myrtle Beach SC http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/12/cherry-grove-pier-at-dawn Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:23:05 GMT
A Christmas Carol http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/12/a-christmas-carol Atlantic Stage produced Kevin Ferguson's adaptation of A Christmas Carol again this year, and the production was even better than last year's!

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(Tsunami Photography) A Christmas Carol Atlantic Stage Charles Dickens Theatre http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/12/a-christmas-carol Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:15:00 GMT
Hanging Rock Waterfalls http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/12/hanging-rock-waterfalls I visited one of my favorite parks, Hanging Rock State in North Carolina. While I had only a very short time to fight the crowds (at mid-day) and get some photos, I think that some came out:

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(Tsunami Photography) Hanging Rock State Park Waterfall http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/12/hanging-rock-waterfalls Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:30:00 GMT
to West Virginia and back http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/to-west-virginia-and-back While the weather while we were in West Virginia wasn't the best for seeing and photographing the beautiful mountains, we did manage a few good photos there and on the way back through the Virginia mountains.

Kenawha Falls, WV - A combination of multiple exposures:

LK_20141006_0039-44-smLK_20141006_0039-44-smKenawha Falls, WV - A combination of multiple exposures. Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Bastian, VA - - A combination of multiple exposures:

LK_20141006_0071-5-smLK_20141006_0071-5-smPine Grove United Methodist Church, Bastian, VA - - A combination of multiple exposures. LK_20141006_0061_HDR-smLK_20141006_0061_HDR-smFields near Bastian, VA - - A combination of multiple exposures. LK_20141006_0121-5-smLK_20141006_0121-5-smAlmost Fall colors near Bland, VA - A combination of multiple exposures.

(Tsunami Photography) HDR Virginia West Virginia http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2015/5/to-west-virginia-and-back Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:15:00 GMT
WFTDA D1 Playoffs http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/10/wftda-d1-playoffs This weekend I was in Charleston, WV for the Women's Flat Track Derby Association's playoffs. It was, as always, a great experience, and I'll be processing and posting all the photos here eventually. Rose City vs Victorian Roller Derby

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(Tsunami Photography) Cherleston WV Playoffs Roller Derby WFTDA http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/10/wftda-d1-playoffs Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:14:31 GMT
Waties Island http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/7/waties-island I tried several things with photos at Waties Island tonight. Most didn't work, and that's OK, but this one turned out like I envisioned it:

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(Tsunami Photography) Local Photography Sunset Waties Island http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/7/waties-island Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:27:34 GMT
Emma and her Viola http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/7/emma-and-her-viola I was practicing some shallow depth of field portraits tonight with Emma. Nothing was really working until she got her viola. The it clicked.

I had one studio Alien Bee on minimum power, and a reflector over the other, to make this large aperture shot work.


(Tsunami Photography) Photography Shallow Depth of Field Viola http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/7/emma-and-her-viola Sun, 27 Jul 2014 03:30:00 GMT
Lake Waccamaw Sunset http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/7/lake-waccamaw-sunset This week we drove up to Lake Waccamaw, a submerged Carolina Bay in North Carolina. We drove around the lake to the state park, then hiked around until sunset. The sunset was quite spectacular in its color - the only problem was the swarms of mosquitoes that attacked as we photographed.

Sunset over Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina. An HDR composite of several exposures. Sunset over Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina. An HDR composite of several exposures. Sunset over Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina. An HDR composite of several exposures.

(Tsunami Photography) Lake Waccamaw Local Photography Sunset http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/7/lake-waccamaw-sunset Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:19:54 GMT
Wedding: Mary and Lee http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/7/wedding-mary-and-lee Mary and Lee got married in a private ceremony on the coast last weekend. I was honored to be present to document the event:



(Tsunami Photography) Beach Bird Island Ocean Isle Beach Wedding http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/7/wedding-mary-and-lee Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:15:00 GMT
North Myrtle Beach Lifeguard Competition http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/7/north-myrtle-beach-lifeguard-competition This week we photographed the Lifeguard Competition at North Myrtle Beach. It was great to see all these lifeguards from up and down the coast competing in grueling events all day long. 

Full set: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZwEtfP

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(Tsunami Photography) Beach Lifeguard Competition North Myrtle Beach, SC http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/7/north-myrtle-beach-lifeguard-competition Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:45:00 GMT
Fireworks http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/7/fireworks Everyone needs a little long-exposure fireworks shooting on the 4th of July.

Full Set: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZp4t4i


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(Tsunami Photography) Fireworks North Myrtle Beach, SC http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/7/fireworks Sun, 06 Jul 2014 03:45:00 GMT
Belles of the Beach http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/7/belles-of-the-beach This week, I shot a beauty pageant down in Pawley's Island. The Belles of the Beach pageant is a 'natural' pageant, which means no over-the-top makeup and such - no trying to make the girls look older than they really are. It was because of that that I agreed to shoot it, and it was a fun experience:

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(Tsunami Photography) Beauty Pageant Belles of the Beach http://www.tsunamiphoto.com/blog/2014/7/belles-of-the-beach Tue, 10 Jun 2014 03:00:00 GMT