OK, so I decided that sometimes working a bit more on the actual presentation does indeed make a difference.

New Years day was windy, and while visiting my wife’s sister, Bente, I went for a series of quick shots at the beach as the sun was setting, leaving the rest of the family to complete the lunch. With gusts approaching 20 m/s or more, it was indeed a bit difficult to hold on to the camera, not speaking of holding it firmly enough avoid shake. Alas, VR to the rescue (most shots were taken with the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR or the Tokina 12-24mm f/4, which doesn’t need VR)! So I ended up with a string of shots that at first looked a bit boring in the flat light.

This was what prompted me to play around with a flash presentation, even though I have never really liked flash for the reason of not being able to decide the pace of a slideshow myself. After some investigation, I ended up with soundslides, which is a neat little program that does exactly what it’s supposed to, and not more.

So after some careful treatment of the best shots in Lightroom, most notably tweaking the white balance and vibrance, and after a couple of edits and reviews (thanks, Gert!) I ended up with this. Remember to switch on the speakers, and enjoy a short piece of classical music. Hope you like it too?