Golden Dawn – Webb Lake Florida

Just south of Punta Gorda is the Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management area.  Quite a while ago I went out to shoot the mist off of the marl ponds and Webb Lake.  I had processed a few of those shots as Misty Morning at Marl Pond   Today, I was looking back to clean up some old directories and ran across those shots.  In with them were a few that had looked less interesting at the time.  Today was rainy so I had some time to play with them a bit.  I had seen some traces of color in the images from the lake but they seemed muted since the sun had risen more and the mist was more grey.  I did see a bit of color in them though so I decided to increase the saturation a bit to see what I got.  I kind of like them.DSC_1237orig

The shot above is the original.  You can see the golden glow of the dawn but the sky above and reflected below was becoming blue which suppressed the golden color I saw through the trees with my eyes.

Increasing saturation and a bit of cropping to get rid of the cooler blue parts gave me this image.


Here is another from the same shoot.


I posted these for comment on a photography forum and someone suggested trying them in black and white.  So, I used FastStone to make a quick conversion.


I kind of like it.


About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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