Welcome to Flyinion Films

The site is officially live after transferring to a new hosting location and a revamp from its previous life as my gaming video website. Please see this post for more info on that including links to where to find that old content along with new stuff. I'm still in the process of uploading the old stuff however as of this posting.

I'm also still working on processing photos for more posts, but I thought I'd start off with a couple of photos from my birthday trip to Fort Bragg and Mendocino CA this last January 2017. These were both shot on an iPhone 7+ using ProCamera with the HDR plugin. I figure since this is my first real post I'll cover some of the other gear and software I use as well. For future posts I'll just cover the gear used for those pics.

  • Canon Rebel XSi
  • Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III
  • Manfrotto tripod with ball head and quick release plate
  • Lowepro camera backpack
  • Adobe Lightroom 4.4.1

Ok, on to the pics. This first shot I was really surprised that it turned out so well. It took a little tweaking in Lightroom but most of what you see was straight out of the iPhone with the Vivid preset in the HDR plugin for ProCamera. It was taken from the balcony of our hotel the Beachcomber in Fort Bragg.


I was really impressed by this next shot. I decided to play with the black & white preset of the HDR plugin for ProCamera when I saved the picture. Out of the iPhone it turned out really good with lots of contrast between the rocks and the white water on the waves and the sky itself. A few more clouds in the sky would have really set it off but I think it still turned out really well. Not much tweaking in Lightroom for this one. This was taken while trying to find Glass Beach in Fort Bragg. We never actually found it though we were apparently just a few hundred yards from it. Oh well, there's always next time.


Well, that's it for now. Thanks again for visiting. I hope you enjoyed the pics and keep an eye out for more posts in the near future. I'm also possibly going to be adding Disqus to the site to allow comments on the blog posts. That way I can interact with you and answer any questions.