Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Dike Birds

This seascape was taken at the Texas City Dike in Texas City Texas on a BAPC photo field trip earlier this year. The dike was constructed in 1935 by the Army Corp of Engineers and extends into the Bay for about six miles. It has long been a favorite recreational venue for area residents to fish, swim, and boat. It was constructed of large blocks of tumbled granite with a paved road on top and featured [before hurricane Ike] several bait shops, fishing piers, shrimp boat docks, boat ramps, sandy beach areas, and picnic areas. Unfortunately the dike was all but wiped clean by Hurricane Ike which recently devastated the Texas Gulf Coast.

Tech: Oly E-3, 50-200 Zuiko lens w/1.4 Tele Converter @ 283mm, f11@1/640 and ISO 1250 Post Processing: Duplicate Background>Copy Lower Third to New Level and Scale for More Pleasing Crop>Merge Visible Layers>Levels>Curves

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