Today I went over to the Radio Island beach access. You don’t really go on the island, but you can see it from the beach. It is a nice little are with some calm waters. It was a bit chilly today, for eastern NC, but it was still nice to walk on the beach and change up my scenery a bit. I grabbed a few nice shots of the actual beach, but when I came upon today’s photo, I knew I found something awesome. Actually, I wasn’t sure what I found. It looks like a jellyfish and I’m going to go with that, but I was a bit surprised how heavy it was. I snapped a few pictures to start, but the thing was too far away from the breaking water so I tried to push it out more with my foot. It proved harder than I expected, but the task got completed. I lowered my camera closer to the ground and grabbed a few shots as the water cascaded on the back side of this UBO (Unidentified Beached Object).
In Lightroom, I turned up the clarity and contrast a bit to give it more of a lifeless look. I played with a gradient to bring in some color from the top right. I am happy with the detail in the image and the contrast of the blue and yellow. It was definitely a great find and helped me get over my internal struggle of finding new and interesting topics (especially after this weekend).