Evening Trees on Two Coasts

One delightful benefit to living in Florida is that you can be on the Atlantic or Gulf Coast within a few hours. As a result, the beauty of an unobstructed sunrise and sunset is never far away. This week, I give you two photos. The first caught my eye as my husband and I crossed the causeway between Everglades City and Chokoloskee on Florida’s southwest coast. The sun had gone down, but its orange glow still hugged the mangrove lined horizon.


The second occurred a bit earlier as the crepuscular rays of the setting sun cast their glow on eastern clouds thereby setting coconut palms aglow.  I took this photo near the lagoon at  Matheson Hammock on Biscayne Bay.


Both photos were taken with my Nikon D300 and underwent gentle post processing in Lightroom. What fun it is to scout out a subject, capture it, and then learn the artistry of developing each photo until it looks just as you remembered, or even dreamed it to be. As a serious amateur photographer, I am eager to learn what you think about my photos. Your comments help me to grow and for each one I am grateful.

3 thoughts on “Evening Trees on Two Coasts

  1. I will have to add that to my reasons for wanting to live there someday. 🙂

    Karen, I like both photos though I prefer the first one for its clean simplicity. The light and colors going from pastel to black. A very strong contrast which makes for a strong photo. The second one captures the golden light but is very “busy” with all the leaves. The trees are cutoff in places which is not a bad thing, just not my thing in this photo. YMMV.

    • Thank you, Scott. I agree with you. My learning curve has brought me to this place–simplicity. So, hopefully you will see it in future captures. ; )

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