The wreck of Palo Alto, originally uploaded by dmzajac2004-.
Copyright © 2012 Deborah M Zajac. All Rights Reserved
I was fooling around in Lightroom and don’t have much recent work imported so I played with an image I took last year, and forgot all about!
The more I use Lightroom the more I like it. I wonder if the day will come when I use it more than Bridge/ACR? I like the sliders and the workflow for me is just like using ACR. The thing I’m not entirely sure of is the catalog, exporting stuff. I think if I make each shoot its own catalog I’ll be able to deal with it better.
For the History Buffs below you’ll find information about the wreck:
"Docked at the foot of a pier, Palo Alto has gone to the birds, so to speak. It was built at the Oakland shipyard in 1918 as a supply ship for the World War I effort. The war ended before she ever saw service and with time on her hands, she was sold to the Seacliff Amusement Company of Nevada, and towed in 1929 to what would later become Seacliff State Beach. A casino and dance hall, arcades and entertainment were featured on this monster party boat until its owners went belly when the Great Depression rocked the world in the early 1930’s.
Today, the Palo Alto lays in pieces on the floor of the Monterey Bay, tenuously connected to a fragile pier which was damaged in recent storms. One of the most photographed landmarks of the region, birds have discovered a haven not accessible to humans. Take a pair of binoculars to watch the hundreds of birds that sit on the ship. Beach facilities where you can enjoy watching birds include a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, covered picnic areas with barbecues public restrooms, trailer campsites and an interpretive center which has natural and local cultural history exhibits."
Nikon D300s| Nikkor 17-35@17mm| 10seconds| ISO 640| Manual Priority| Tripod