This is a wide angle view of the Gulf of Mexico I took from Emerson Point in Florida. I made this with the new Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens that was created through the help of a Kickstarter. The claim to fame on this lens is that there is no distortion. That's something hard to do but someone figured it out and this is the result. Generally we use software to remove the distortion of a wide lens, but in this case it's not necessary. Anyway, it's kinda cool in a geeky kind of way and I'll be carrying the lens with me in the next little while.
Sometimes I'll drive to this spot if I think there'll nice sunset. It's one of my goto spots for sunsets since it's so close to home. Normally there are a handful of other peopler her with cameras looking to snap some nice pics.
I don't mind repeating myself because mother nature never does. So no matter how many times I come to the same spot, it will always be different.
After the sun sets the park ranger usually comes along to shoo everyone out of the park. It closes right after sunset and if you linger too long they will let you know. I used to get annoyed by that but I have since come to realize that the park is the domain of the wildlife. As soon as it gets dark the road fills with all manner of creatures coming out for the evening. So it makes sense that we should give them their space not to mention it can be dangerous if cars are on the roads at the same time.
So basically I come, I shoot, I depart. A very quick excursion close to home and without a whole lot of effort.
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