Archive for July 11th, 2009



There used to be an island...

There used to be an island...

This is what remains of Strawberry Island. Folks still living remember picking strawberries out at the end of this remaining causeway, on the island that used to be there. Storms made the major changes, but compounded by unenlightened management of the shoreline north of here. Breakwaters. Beach creation. Sea walls. We interfered with the currents along the coast, and the island went away. In living memory. So, okay, we only triggered the huge power of the ocean…but it goes to show you…no one messes with the ocean without major consequences.

Enough of that.

The image itself: I have always liked the sinuous shape of the causeway reaching out to sea with no apparent termination. Given a clear day and the proper clouds to expand the horizon toward infinity and you get something like this.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide. F5.6 @ 1/800th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

In Lightroom, my usual added Clarity and Vibrance and Landscape sharpen preset. Recovery for the sky. Some Fill Light for the foreground.

From Around Home, Kennebunk ME.