Wordy Wednesday #445 “On the Road to Key West”

“Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it.”— Ernest Hemingway

Cayo Hueso is the original Spanish name for the island of Key West. It literally means “bone cay” or a low island or reef. It is said that the island was littered with the remains of prior native inhabitants, who used the isle as a communal graveyard. Key West is on the dividing line between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The two bodies have different currents, with the calmer and warmer Gulf of Mexico being characterized by great clumps of seagrass.

Even though Spring has finally arrived here on Daisy Hill, I’m starting to miss the trip Mary and I made a few years ago to Key West, Florida.

I shot the above image while on the road to Key West using an Olympus E-P3 mirrorless camera with a Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 lens and an exposure of 1/800 sec at f/10 and ISO 320. The in-camera Dramatic Tone filter was applied to, well, add drama.

light.bookBarry Staver and Joe Farace are co-authors of Better Available Light Digital Photography that’s currently out-of-print but while new copies are available at collector (high) prices but you can purchase used copies for less than seven bucks from Amazon.

Author: Joe Farace

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