Description This is a full panorama of Gator Hook Strand, a cypress island in the Everglades. This is within the Great Cypress National Monument, just west of Everglades National Park, Florida, USA. The surface waters of the Everglades river system flow about 1-2 MPH through this area, and these strands are essentially islands within that river the river of grass. This image is captured from the remote Loop Road just near the Gator Hook Strand Trailhead.Taken using a Canon 5D MK II, Tamron 28-300 VC lens, 15 images, HDR tonemapped in Photomatix, stitched in Photoshop, and color processed in Aperture. This image is 75% the actual resolution of the original to meet RedBubble file limitations.
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."