Florida Keys with EM-5 (pics)

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by madtownkeith, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. madtownkeith

    madtownkeith Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 28, 2013
    Sun Prairie, WI
    Had a chance to visit the Florida Keys for the first time over spring break a couple weeks ago, and had a great time. The weather was good (not great, as we'd hoped, but still far better than the cold, rain and snow in Wisconsin!), and the views are outstanding. It's hard to believe the colors of the water and sky down there - looks fake when you first start driving down HWY 1, and we were amazed just about every day when we saw it.

    Anyway, here are a few of my favorites from the trip. All shot with the EM-5 in RAW, and developed in Lightroom 4.

    Just after sunset in Islamorada:

    Down the pier:

    Iguana climbing out from under 7 mile bridge:

    Late afternoon "self portrait":

    Butterfly on my camera bag:

    View from the tiki hut:

    Natural frame in the mangroves from kayak:

    Low tide from the beach:

    Sunset from the beach:
  2. Richella

    Richella The Wandering Scotsman

    Aug 21, 2011
    Kuala Lumpur
    Nice set of shots and nice processing.

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  3. dagaleaa

    dagaleaa Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 4, 2011
    Naples, Fl
    Was that the old 7 mile bridge that just sits in the water? I used to spend many nights fishing and spending the night out on that bridge...30+ years ago!!!

    Oh by the way.....nice photos....loved the Florida Keys....my youth stomping ground!! There was nothing else like it!!
  4. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
  5. scott

    scott Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 15, 2010
    Nice photos--I used to spend a lot of time in Keys on high-school breaks, back in the early Stone Age.

    Very weird to see the iguana there -- I know they've been released in Florida, but it's just odd to see a big, non-native lizard in the wrong place like that.
  6. madtownkeith

    madtownkeith Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 28, 2013
    Sun Prairie, WI
    Thank you Richard! I've been focusing a lot on my processing, and this is the first time I've shot a full trip in RAW, so nice to get some positive feedback on it.

  7. madtownkeith

    madtownkeith Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 28, 2013
    Sun Prairie, WI

    Yes, that was the old bridge, which is still standing in most places, but there are empty sections as well. Pretty crazy to see.
  8. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2012
    Wow, great shots! Especially loved the first one! :2thumbs:
  9. Captmatt

    Captmatt Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 7, 2013
    Homer, Alaska
    Matt Wilkens
    So many nice photos and well done on the lightroom side as well. Every time I see shots like these I feel I made the right choice going with the OM D, Thanks!
  10. madtownkeith

    madtownkeith Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 28, 2013
    Sun Prairie, WI
    Thank you!

    I was not aware that the iguanas were not native to Florida - they seem to be everywhere down there. Some of them quite large.
  11. dwig

    dwig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 26, 2010
    Key West FL
    Yes, they are everywhere down here and they do get quite large, but its also true that they are a non-native invasive pest.

    GIGAMAD Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 17, 2013
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Beautiful set and excellent post procesing. Congratulations!
  13. madtownkeith

    madtownkeith Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 28, 2013
    Sun Prairie, WI
    Thank you!
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