Photographs taken on St. Vincent Island which sits in Apalachicola Bay, Florida in the Gulf of Mexico, USA. Also known as The Forgotten Coast.
This was a gathering of pelicans on a warm summer day on the sand and sea in June.

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One Summer Dream – ELO
an alltime favorite band

Photos shot with Nikon CP8400. Post processed in PSCS2.
These are the originals I started with and with a bit of cloning & healing brushes I created a panorama.

On a separate layer I used DAP to give a painterly effect then blended this layer onto the original. Also processed using the Orton Effect on an overlay blended layer.
Used PS cloud brushes by ThisElectricHeart
Thank you. . .

I is for Island & Inlet


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Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • DeerPhotoArts
    DeerPhotoArtsover 4 years ago

    a beautiful dream…gorgeous view….lovely

  • Thank you Deer. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Helen Martikainen
    Helen Martikainenover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Rhonda and a great job joining the two photos

  • Thanks Helen. . . going through some photos. Glad you like it.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • My pleasure Francis. . . :o) Thank you.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 4 years ago

    Can I please join you in this dream – it’s so cold here.
    Beautiful work Rhonda :o)

  • Oh yes you may. . . I will meet you at the big white house on the end with a lovely tall iced tea. . .
    Thank you Kira. . . :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47over 4 years ago

    It looks like a lovely painting!

  • Thank you Eeva. . . these were lost images. . they just didn’t have anything appealing so I am glad you like what I have done with them…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 4 years ago

    Love it Rhonda, well done.

    David xx

  • Thank you David. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403over 4 years ago

    Excellent work beautifully done!!

  • Thank you very much Tania. . . :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Excellent work! Gorgeous beach!

  • Thank you Kim. . . it really is a gorgeous place. They call it the Forgotten Coast.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesover 4 years ago

    Great montage

  • Thank you Kel. . . appreciate your comments my friend.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • kenmatcham
    kenmatchamover 4 years ago

    Excellent work Rhonda

  • Thank you Ken…

    – Rhonda Strickland

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