Friday, February 10, 2017
Florida Keys, Part II:
Sombrero Beach strikingly beautiful
The first use of the filter, at Sombrero Beach, was a rousing success, I felt. Sombrero was the near unanimous recommendation of Marathon locals to visit to find a great beach on that Key, especially if I wanted sunrise shots. Alas, though I didn't get any sunrise photos on the trip, I did shoot four sunsets),
On Jan. 16, the day I visited Sombrero Beach, clouds were spectacular, and I saw good opportunity to enhance sky blues and aqua waters. These photos hopefully attest to that ... beginning with the long-range perspective shot leading off the post. We weren't at this beach for very long, so the volume of photos is comparatively low; we spent a much longer time the following week at Bahia Honda State Park on Bahia Honda Key, which is larger (and consequently, much more to explore) and also has a nice beach. Below, the final two photos were taken partially looking into the sun, so colors are not quite as rich.
Rather than spend a lot of time clogging up the post with text, I'll proceed with pictures after a couple obligatory advisories:
For photo geeks -- I used my Canon 6D equipped with a Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di PZD VC lens and a B&W 67mm polarizing filter.
And as usual, if you'd like to see a larger, sharper version of an image, click on the image. This is particularly important if you access the blog using a mobile device. For a full gallery of my shots at Sombrero Beach, visit my site at SmugMug.com.
Next up: First trip to Key West
Previous posts in this series:
Part I: Not bad for 'almost paradise'