Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge located west of Boynton Beach in
Palm Beach County, FL and is an incredible nature area for viewing wildlife and landscape
Photography in Florida. I had the pleasure to visit the area the other week and was able to catch a sunset at this location - incredible!
I planted some dahlias before the rain arrived this weekend. A couple of flowers were in full bloom and I decided to take out the macro lens to capture nature's beauty on display. Overcast sky provided great conditions as it beautifully balances the light. Overcast sky acts as a giant softbox that evenly spreads the light across the floral and provides pristine conditions for Flower Photography.
Scored tickets to the NBA Eastern Conference semi final between the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards. The series is tied at 3:3 and winner in game 7 at the TD Garden will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Eastern Conference final. The Garden will be fired up - go Celtics!
Wakodahatchee Wetlands west of Delray Beach in Palm Beach County is a pristine birding and bird photography location in South Florida. When I parked the car I heard a lot of bird voices coming from the area. I walked up the boardwalk and when I got my first glimpse of this treasure, I was just blown away by the amount of nesting Everglades Storks. While making my rounds along the boardwalk I good close looks of the nesting birds and many other species like Great Blue Herons, Green Herons, Egrets, Anhingas, Purple Gallinules and Tri-Colored Herons. What a great place for an outdoor adventure combined with fabulous nature photography opportunities.
My last photo adventure brought me to Jupiter Inlet Light. This historic landmark is located in Jupiter, Florida along the Loxahatchee River and north side of the inlet. I scouted DuBois Park as a photo location with potential for great pictures of the famous red lighthouse at sunset.
Upon arrival I worked my way closer to the Inlet Light until I reached the pier that provided fantastic views of the Jupiter Inlet Light. In this image I incorporated the coconut and palm trees as silhouettes in the foreground while the beautiful sunset hues framed the small lighthouse. The most tricky part was to wait for people watching the magic of the colorful sunset light to unfold. Patience paid of and I succeeded to capture a few images before the wonderful light faded away into the night.
Aperture was set to f/11 providing a shutter speed of 1 second at ISO100. During post processing I followed my routine
work flow where I removed unwanted dust spots, adjusted lighting, color
saturation and contrast before sharpening the final image of Jupiter Lighthouse.