And now for something completely different. This week, I’ll be posting a series of images taken in Fort Pickens last Thursday morning (immediately before I rushed out to watch the Blue Angels). Fort Pickens can be found at the western tip of Santa Rosa Island in the Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola Beach, Florida. It was built in the 1830s to defend the entrance to Pensacola Bay.
The arched, brickwork galleries containing the original battery gun positions are open to visitors and offer a wonderfully textured, grungy location that was, to me, just crying out for the artistic Photomatix treatment. Each of the images in this series was generated by merging between 5 and 8 exposures of the scene and tweaking the result to enhance the textures and colours.
For the technically inclined...
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