A Morning Walk …

A couple of days ago I went for a bike ride on the Border Road east of Venice, and on the way back I spotted out the corner of my eye what I thought were a couple of likely photo opportunities.  The next morning Fred and I took a drive out to the locations, but they turned out to be pretty mediocre … but, right across the road was Sleeping Turtles Preserve, which we decided to explore.  It was rather late in the day (relatively speaking), but we were in time for the few remaining beams of light burning off the mist.

After the last of the mist was burned off, the sun light became more direct and harsh, but it was still low enough to photograph backlit palmettos.

Fred found this great old tree off the main loop trail.

For those who are interested, these photos were all five-shot HDRs, with -0.3 EV in-camera exposure adjustment, and then initially processed in Nik’s HDR Efex Pro 1.2.