December Challenge: Day 14 – The Auers

The Auer Family

Well, this is us — the whole family. We needed a Christmas photo, and we finally found the time to get together and do this. From left to right we have Brian, Rex, Bailey, and Candice. This was taken down at the south end of Torrey Pines State Beach right during that 10 minute window of decent light at sunset. I had to drag that stupid log down from the top of the beach because I forgot the blanket we were planning to sit on. And the flag was the doing of my children — they insisted it be in the picture.

I desaturated this photo because the full color image was a bit too much with the warm evening sun bouncing off the sand cliffs — way too much brown and orange that contrasted in a bad way with our colorful sweaters. So I converted to black and white and decreased the opacity of the adjustment layer to about 80%.

I hope you like it — Merry Christmas!

To see the rest of my December Challenge photos, check the “Challenge” category here on the blog or visit my Flickr Set.

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About Brian Auer

a photography enthusiast from North Idaho. He's also the guy behind the Epic Edits Weblog. As a hobbyist photographer since 2003, his passion has been to constantly improve his photography skill set, to share his own knowledge with others, and to become an integral part of the photographic community.

7 thoughts on “December Challenge: Day 14 – The Auers

  1. Trevor Carpenter

    Nice job. Great choice for the color adjustment, and you all look great. I’m sure your family & friends back in Jersey are envious of the nice Christmas we’re going to have.

  2. Antoine Khater

    We like it ??? you are kidding it is priceless I do like the muted colors it works well

    By the way the weather looks pretty nice where you are
    I wish you and your family a safe and warm Christmas

  3. Charlie

    I like the Photoshop work – it adds a lot to the picture.
    I also think it’s better that you forgot the blanket – the driftwood is a nice touch and really ties all of you to the surroundings.

  4. Brian Auer Post author

    Yeah, I’m actually glad that I forgot the blanket — but that sucker was heavy! Dragging it back UP the beach was even more of a pain in the butt.

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