Beaches #102F & 102A

These two pictures are posted for all my fellow inhabitants of planet Earth who happen to live in regions that have experienced a very long, severe winter.  Even though the calendar says it is spring, however, where I live it has been anything but that as just the other day we received 6-8 inches of snow and the temperature hasn’t been much above freezing for some time, although the past two days have been fairly nice.  My local weatherman places blame on what he calls the Greenland Block, in which a high pressure system off of that island is preventing the jet stream from moving back into its more traditional path for this time of the year.

I believe this photograph was shot on Sanibel Island, Florida, just off the coast of Ft. Myers, along the Gulf Of Mexico coastline.  The first picture is the finished product, digitally adjusted, framed and matted.  The second picture was the original photograph as scanned onto my computer, with just a touch of color adjustment.  I still shoot film, and probably always will, however what I manage to do with a scanned photograph with only the help of a free downloaded software program amazes me.  Besides adjusting the color of both the sky and water, I was also able to remove all those annoying people who had the audacity to be standing on this beach enjoying Mother Nature at her finest as I was taking the photograph.

If I am fortunate to have you view my photographs and you find the color saturation too great or the color schemes of the mats do not match either themselves or the photograph, please let me know via a comment.  Being color-blind, what might look great to me might look like crap to everyone else!

Steven H. Spring