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January Beach Sunrise

I hate – HATE – mornings.  However, once in a while there are reasons to love – LOVE – mornings…like a winter sunrise, on the beach.  Weather was cold – but not unbearable, although fingers lost sensation and it took me several hours to warm back up, it was a beautiful day to be outside.  Even though there were some clouds, it’s still great to see the light creating shadows and golden hues painting everything it touches.  Pretty amazing…a few photos below.

Some photos were taken with a Canon 60D, and others with Nikon Coolpix P7700.  Taken in Atlantic City, NJ.

Most shots are straight out of the camera.

Hi, it’s me!


I must shoot more!

I think I need to start posting more personal work with the goal of seeing what works, what doesn’t, get back to camera basics and ultimately become better at the type of photography I like and want to be good at.  I’ve already become super addicted to mobile photography with Instagram (@mjmercado47) and I’m close to 900 pictures, having posted and/or taken a picture everyday since early July.  Shooting definitely becomes more enjoyable on beautiful days – as it was on Friday – and when one is feeling at ease, relaxed and comfortable.  While some of you may have been wrestling other customers at Walmart trying to get that $300 Black Friday laptop deal (I personally prefer Cyber Monday!), I spent the day outside. First, trying to do a car photoshoot and second, enjoying great fall weather, blue skies and the ocean. Pictures below taken with my Canon 60D and a 17-50mm Tamron lens.  Fixed White Balance in Lightroom and finished processing in Photoshop.


Panoramic photos using the Pano app and iPhone 4S

I upgraded from my iPhone 3GS to the iPhone 4S recently. I took a few panoramic pictures using the Pano app. Below a view of Playa Santa in Puerto Rico and the view of a cloudy November sunrise as seen from my uncle’s property in Orocovis, Puerto Rico.