I recently went on a cruise with my parents and friend. While it was not a photographic trip for me, I still of course took some photos, since it is something that I enjoy!
If you care about any tech details, I used my old Canon T2i (yes I know it's old, but I will let the photos speak for themselves). I only brought two lenses, a Canon 10-18mm STM, and Canon 55-250mm.
I brought filters and a tripod. The filters I didn't even use at all other than the UV filters I keep on the lenses. The tripod I used once or twice, I forget, otherwise everthing is hand held.
I kept the camera on standard picture style, added sharpening and saturation.
I shot mostly in normal JPG. I did try some CR2, but saw no added benefit to it, other than it taking up more space, which is not a benefit! But that's ok, to each their own.
I used photoshop for some slight editing. I used curves, levels, and some sharpening adjustments, and some other slight changes, but nothing that drastically changed anything about the images. All were resized to the same height, so hopefully they display good on your device. I also cropped several images to 'better' display the subject.
Now to the stuff that actually matters, the trip itself! That being said, I didn't really take any photos from the drive to Tampa, FL.
The second shot here is just a plain daylight shot of the Tampa skyline. Nothing fancy but a nice locational photo.
This is from our departure. It was a wonderful sunset! That is St. Petersburg in the distance... I think.
This photograph shows why the 'right light' is worth looking for. Even something as 'plain' as a cruise ship, lights up like fire works in the warm light of sunset.
The final shot for the day, my favorite probably of the whole trip. If you don't have a foreground, shoot anyway! What a beautiful sky, one of the prettiest I think I've ever seen. God really does make such beautiful things.
That's it for today! I will try and post the rest of the trip soon. Thanks!
by: Jeremey Voit
Jeremey is a photographer based in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. He loves travel, nature, and experiencing and sharing the beauty of God's creation.