I've always loved shots of clean tropical water on a white sand beach. There is even a good one that comes as a desktop background if you're an OSX user. Well guess what, I finally got one. Except the sand is not exactly white, close enough.
This one was taken at the infamous Waimea Bay. No tripod, just my trusty Sony A7r with the Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f2.8, a lens I've come to truly love and is the sharpest lens I've ever shot with. However, it does have some minor drawbacks which you can see here on my review. I'm curious to see how it stacks up against the Loxia 35mm lens.
Between Worlds – Oahu Hawaii
On many of my mid day landscape photos I actually don't always use a tripod. If I can get the shutter over 1/200 then really you don't need one when you're on a lens this wide. But if I plan to shoot HDR even in mid day I still like to use one just to eliminate any chance of perspective shifts between shots.
This shot was processed in Lightroom and this weekend I actually started using Nik's Color Efex Pro 4 again. I use to use it all the time but stopped when I started using photoshop more. Color Efex Pro 4 is really interesting though, it has some tools that I just can't replicate in Photoshop, like Pro Contrast. You can check out my Color Efex Review here if you want to see more on it. It's definitely worth checking out if you're new or even a vetaran photographer.
Camera: Sony A7r
Lens: Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm
ISO 100, f/9, 1/400