Description At the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, all is pristine and clear as pelicans stand sentinel along the Florida Bay/Gulf of Mexico shoreline.The center offers free Eco Tours to travelers passing by on the Keys Highway, and is host to over 14,000 visitors a year.Picture taken along the mangrove shore of Tavernier Key, Florida, using a Canon 5D and a Tamron 28-300 VC lens. Image was captured as three exposures and processed with Photomatix and Aperture.This location is at the end of the mangrove marsh boardwalk, which opens up onto this natural Florida Bay/Gulf of Mexico shore. (Most shores in the Florida Keys are not sandy... this mix of coral marl, seaweed, and mangroves is the norm.)For more information about this unique center, visit their web site:http://www.fkwbc.org/
William Wetmore, Miami Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement I sincerely hope you find beauty and relevance in my images here. For me, photography is a spiritual pursuit, almost a meditative practice, through which I appreciate the beauty of the world and share that appreciation with you.
I'm always looking for new ideas, and would be thrilled if you suggest topics of interest for me to attempt to capture. And, if you see something in here that you like, but would be interested in a slightly different version- don't hesitate to ask... for every picture in here, I probably have 10 others that I didn't post!
My advice to anyone: "Stop, look around. You'll see something beautiful, wherever you are."