Description This is typical of the handmade boats that come ashore in the Florida Keys from Cuba. They incorporate materials such as roofing tin and spray foam insulation and are called 'chug' boats due to the sound they make. This particular boat came ashore in Dry Tortugas National Park.
Kimberly Ropp, Key West Member Since March 2008 Artist Statement I am an amateur photographer living in Northern Arizona. While photography is not my full-time job, it has become a full-time passion and something that I enjoy a great deal. I have always been a creative person, but I do not find many opportunities for creativity in my day to day work. Photography gives me an opportunity for expression by allowing me to present images of the world through my personal filter. I enjoy sharing my own experiences and viewpoints in this way, and digital photography, in particular, gives me enormous freedom. After numerous requests to sell my photographs, I have decided to make them available at Imagekind. While most of my photos are landscapes and nature images from my former home in the Florida Keys, I also have a variety of images from other areas. I can only make a small selection available at any given time. I can accomodate most any interest in other photos featured in my Flickr account upon request, though, so please don't be afraid to ask.
The concept of the Superlative World came from my own observation about photography: captured in just the right way, even mundane things can suddenly become interesting and beautiful. My photos often seem to me to capture the best of the world around me - creating a Superlative World. Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share that world with you.
Self-portraiture has never been a forte of mine, so I apologize for my somewhat disappointing appearance. I hope to someday capture the "Superlative Me" as well, but I'm not exactly sure that she exists. Some things are, I think, better left to the pros.