The photo above was taken earlier this spring at the beach during an engagement shoot with Shannon and Rene. Yes, at the beach. I shot it at f/2, so the water was just about nonexistent in the background in the original file, just a hint of blue. Me being me, I shifted the colors pretty heavily -- a few color grading layers, some blur/flare overlays and some bokeh texture blended in. I entered it in the Bay Area Photo Club's June assignment for "Connection." 1/4000 sec at f/2, ISO 200, 85mm, no flash, all ambient light.