Windy Day at Plum Island

With gusts over 40 mph the challenge today was keeping my tripod from vibrating and blowing over. The wind swept off the tops off the waves and cleared the distant view of the north shore of Cape Ann. A polarizing filter added punch to the blue sky, and I gave it some reinforcement with the Vibrance and Saturation controls in Adobe Lightroom. Plum Island is a 10 mile long barrier beach at the Northeastern corner of Massachusetts, just below the broad mouth of the Merrimack River. The west-facing side of the island borders part of the 25,000 acre Great Marsh. Plum Island is also a major flyover for migrating birds.

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