This image was created the old fashion way, in a darkroom. The pelican was photographed off Lake Worth Pier in Palm Beach County, Florida. The beach was photographed in Waves North Carolina along the Cape Haterras National Seashore
The image was created in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 1976.
This photograph is a combination of darkroom magic, coupled with digital magic. The original was created in the darkroom blending two monochrome images. One, a shot of Peggy’s Cove Nova Scotia, the other of gulls in flight over Lake Worth Florida. Th original image image was scanned at 600 DPI and colorized with two masks in GIMP. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.
The Florida Brown Pelican is a wondrous creature. The only other bird I would rather watch hunt is the American Bald Eagle. You have a much better chance of watching a Pelican hunt than an Eagle. They are all along the Gulf of Mexico and Florida coasts. Just find a peer were people are fishing. The pelicans glide along the coast and then swoop down to the water and dive in emerging with a fish or two. This one was shot off Lake Worth Peer in South Florida. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.