When I went to the beach on New Year's Eve, I was too early for the sunset. I headed down the beach for a walk and in the far distance I saw what looked like fog. It wasn't the kind of day for fog, so I figured that it was some kind of haze. I hadn't seen anything that looked quite like it before. During my walk, I'd stop and take pictures, sometimes using the "zoom" on my camera. When I got home and worked on the photos in Photoshop, I got some really interesting effects.
Using "auto-levels" on the first picture, I came out with this blue version.
Using the first picture again, I clicked on the "equalize" function and got this neat picture.
Here's another of the original photos - I'm getting closer to the buildings in the distance.
Auto-levels gave me this version.
And "equalize" produced this golden image.
I didn't walk this far, so I must have zoomed in for this photo.
And "equalize." This one makes me think I'm in the Sahara rather than at the beach!
One last image. I wasn't the only one out for a walk on this beautiful day! When the sun was setting, I took the photos that I posted a couple days ago in 2009's Last Sunset. I really couldn't have asked for a nicer ending to the year.