Quiet On The River

It’s strange that for a place I hated I have gotten a lot of great images out of it. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates were not worth the $20 admission, I could see $5 or $10 but $20 for an unguided tour was too much. Still, I have gotten a lot of nice images out of it so I can’t complain too much.

For this image I went with a softer feel to it. Sure the water and sky are still blue but I didn’t try and extract every ounce of sharpness out of the image. It seemed better softer. I also for the first time in years did the border and water mark manually. I have noticed a few things with my images and the borders so I wanted to try it a different way and I am pleased with the results.

The water is as always the Caloosahatchee River which runs through Fort Myers. I think I have photographed it more than any other body of water and I have seen a lot of them in my travels.

Enjoy.

Quiet On The River

Smoothed Out And Fully Blue

Points if you get the title reference. While I wasn’t thrilled how the last book ended I did think the title was fitting for this image.

This is a composite image done with 4 separate images. I haven’t done one in awhile and I figured I might as well test the new Photoshop CC and see how it handled it. There are a few areas where I am not happy but if you get to 80% happiness leave it alone. This is similar to the earlier image I shot just on a different angle.

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Smoothed Out And Fully Blue

 

View From The Causeway

I shot this heading back to the mainland from Sanibel Island. My car has a sunroof so I just opened it up and held the Sony RX100 out sunroof and just pushed the button. For having no idea how it was going to turn out and considering the fact I was driving at speed I’m happy with the image.

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view-from-the-causeway

Clouds On The Water

This was shot at the Ding Darling Nature Reserve. Last time I was here I didn’t have a neutral density filter with me. This time I brought my variable neutral density and cranked it up to 10 since I was shooting in the mid-day and went forth and had a great time shooting.

I got to areas I didn’t shoot last time and they have viewing points throughout the park so I would walk my tripod to the area and take my shots.

The camera was on ISO 100 and aperture at f/22 and it was a 5 second exposure.

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Clouds On The Water

Canal Days Revisted

I have taken a similar shot before and did it in monochrome. This time I used a neutral density filter and shot it using different exposures. I did the post processing in HDR but didn’t go to wild with it. I still like the skies here in Fort Myers, Florida. With the rainy season here the clouds have rolled in daily and these are early afternoon clouds.

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Canal Days Revisited

Framed Ripples

This is another shot from the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. I happened on this view while discovering everything else was closed and my $20 was spent for naught. The river is the Caloosahatchee and I just like how the shot was framed between the palm trees.

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Framed Ripples

Pylons To The River

Stopped at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates which I highly recommend missing. For the $20 entrance fee you don’t get a whole lot and half of it was closed for renovations. For the extra $5 you get herded like cattle through the extra guided tour.

I personally wandered around by myself and did my thing and was out of there in a little over an hour. This shot was near the river and of course it was roped off so I spent most of the time leaning forward over the rope. There was no way for me to frame the warning sign out of it because of this restriction. So while not 100% happy with the image I still like it.

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Pylons To The River

Remnants Of Spring Flowers

Going through my photos and realized I missed a large number of photos so I just went ahead and processed them.

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Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Life On The Pond

Can’t really call these landscape photos. So I threw in 3 of them from the various ponds/lakes that dot Meadowlark Gardens. I guess I am into water plants.

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Life On The Pond

Life On The Pond

Life On The Pond

Monochromatic Nature

I said I was done with the flowers but I didn’t mention the leaves from Meadowlark Gardens. I always like my leaves in monochromatic because you always get details you never see in color. No tools were used in the conversion to monochrome, just done in Lightroom. Then ran through the usual Photoshop filters.

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Monochromatic Nature

Monochromatic Nature

Monochromatic Nature

Monochromatic Nature

Monochromatic Nature

Monochromatic Nature