1676 – Shallow Water

This is a place where I’ve been before and that you’ve seen first in “987 – It’s A Green Dream II” and then, a year later, in the second and third image of “1330 – How Much Can You Take?“.

I don’t particularly like the 2009 version (made with the Tokina 11-16 at 11 mm), but the ultra-wide 2010 version is clearly my favorite. Today’s image (well, actually yesterday’s, as it’s already Sunday afternoon) was made with the LX5 at its widest. Of course 24 mm can’t compete with 8 mm for drama, but I still like the result.

In both images I had to cope with an abundance of contrast, in all three images I had to decide about the color look. Maybe this latest version, although it has a yellowish cast, is the most natural. Under a roof of sunlit leaves you simply have to accept a cast. It’s the color of light.

The Song of the Day is “Shallow Water Suite” from Cubanismo’s 2000 album “Mardi Gras Mambo”. It was not available on YouTube or elsewhere, thus I have uploaded it myself. Unfortunately it is blocked worldwide. WMG, what have I expected? Obviously the album sells so well, that selling a few more would have made the coffers at WMG’s corporate headquarters overflow. Or something like that. Oh dear!!!

One thought on “1676 – Shallow Water”

  1. These colors remind me of one of my favorite places in California. I appreciate your comment regarding learning to accept color cast when it is a natural part of the scene. Some of us struggle too much to eliminate it.

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