Swirls of Blue
The title for this one just came to me as I was uploading to the server. It seemed appropriate with the river and the sky being one giant swirl of blue.
This is from Fort Myers, Florida. The river is the Caloosahatchee River and the bridge in the distance is one of the Route 41 bridges. There are two, one is labeled business. This is the non-business bridge.
Editing wise I did my usual masks when I do an image like this. I have come to the conclusion that I will mask until I’m happy. I wanted the water to look one way and the sky another. At the same time I wanted to make sure the bridge stood out to balance the sky out. I know some people think it’s cheating to manipulate an image. I’ll break many hearts now and tell you that Ansel Adam’s routinely dodged and burned when he developed his film. So by me using Photoshop to get what I want is no difference.
PS – I accidentally published this on the 22nd. Might as well leave it up as it’s out in the wild so to speak. So no new image tomorrow as I am flying to Chicago. If you feel upset go through the archives. You can see how crap I was when I first started shooting 6 years ago. Trust me – I was complete crap.