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Upon Reflection

This series was shot while I was at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers, Florida. When I went there I was hoping to get sunset type photos but the trees were blocking my view of the sun which I wasn’t used to because I had been shooting along the river.

With the light dropping and not getting sunsets I adapted and started to shoot the islandsĀ and their reflections on the water. It turned out to be one of the longer shoots I did with me walking around the circumference of the lake and the light dropping to almost dark. So I was shooting under constantly changing conditions.

Normally with edits like these I mask in various bits and pieces but with this many in the set I did straight edits and kept the images “pure” for lack of better words. Just curves adjustments and local adjustments using dodge and burn. Standard sharpening and called it a day.

Enjoy.

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Landscape Photography Travel Photography

Vertical Rising

I had a tip on a park located about 30 minutes away from where I was staying in Fort Myers. The park was called Lakes Regional Park so I headed there around sunset so I could get some evening shots over the lake. One of the problems is that the West view was blocked by trees and housing so I was a bit late for the really good sunset photos but I made do and ended up shooting for a couple of hours at the park.

I took this photo in both landscape and portrait just to see which way would work better. The vertical allowed me to capture the clouds like I wanted to so I edited that version.

The image is all about the clouds. So I made sure to run a filter through it and brought out the details. Then masked that bit in. Then another filter for the water and boat to bring out the sun reflection on it. Finally a hue/saturation and sharpening and called it done.

Enjoy.

Vertical Rising