For some time I have been puzzling over and experimenting with different ways to show the scenery of the Gulf of Mexico surrounding us. When I look out the windows of our house I can’t see any water, yet tidal waters from the Gulf are no more than a hundred yards or so from three sides of the house. One can probably get further away from the water on a big cruise liner than I can get away from it here.
So this morning I made some photos on my way to the Arts Center. This view is from the area that used to be the informal town beach till they built a road here and put up a motel, now closed. Rather than seamlessly combining them in Photoshop, I combined them to show that they were separate images but still conveyed the sweeping view. They are obviously not perfectly ‘joined’ but I was not trying to do that. I do think I was fortunate in having this wonderful cloud formation that dipped in the middle and contained interesting looking clouds. It is probably because of those clouds that the image ‘works.’ It is always nice to come up with something usable on the first try. For me that often means it will be a long time before I can make another image that comes together that well.