This is a shot from underneath the causeway that connects Sanibel Island to the mainland. It was a hot fishing location as it turned out. I was there to get some shots but saw this guy who apparently didn’t mind some stranger coming up and setting up a tripod and firing off a bunch of shots. While we had no verbal communications I’m pretty sure he posed as he kept changing his stance as I was line up shots. I was fine with it as he added to the shot instead of taking away from
The image I attempted for Friday finally got down after a few hours of editing and more layer masks then I ever thought was possible. A plethora of third party tools were also used to get this image to where it is. Not 100% happy but never am. There are some issues with it but I’ll leave it up to others to find them.
The sun was setting to my left and I really wanted that reflected in the water and keeping the darker, blue sky to my right but still bringing in the sky colors to get it something interesting tones. The people you see in the far left are not fishing, they were an engagement shoot for a couple and a photographer and his assistant. The lady in the green dress was in my frame for some shots but I didn’t like her walking down the pier as it drew the attention away from the entire package so I used the images where she was with the group.
Hope you enjoy.