God's Artistry

The Everglades, Miami-Dade County, Florida

God's Artistry

This 180-degree panoramic photograph was taken just west of the Shark Valley entrance to Everglades National Park (about 40 miles west of Miami on Tamiami Trail (US-41)). It shows the landscape from west, through north, to east. It was a typical summer/rainy season day with plenty of thunderstorms and we had been at this spot all afternoon trying to photograph lightning strikes or dramatic storm clouds. Most of the lightning activity had been too far off. The sun had finally set and the light was fading fast, and the mosquitos in the Everglades in the summer are legendary, so we started packing up as fast as we could. Just as we were about to leave, a hole opened up in the clouds on the western horizon leaving this magnificent view. Quickly, we pulled our gear back out of the back of the van, got the tripod out of its bag, set up and leveled, put the camera on the tripod and started composing the shots. The scene only lasted about ten minutes. It took four photographs stitched together to capture that wide of a view. When the light first broke through the clouds there was a rainbow on the right side, but we weren't fast enough to capture it. We won't quibble; we are happy with what we captured (although occasionally Nancy likes to remind God that he owes her a rainbow).

Rain in the summer wet season is crucial to maintain the life cycle of the everglades.

For a related image, check out:
“Stormy Sunset”

For commentary (praise), check out the following blog posts:
“God’s Artistry” received praise in November.
“God’s Artistry” Wins Award at Halifax Art Festival

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Photographic details: Canon EOS 7D camera w/ EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens set at 16mm. Camera was set on Shutter Priority and had apertures starting at f/22 and rapidly going to f/10 for 1/2 sec at ISO 200.

Print details: maximum size Medium Printed Estimated
  Fine Art Paper N/A 19" x 62"
  Canvas 18" x 60" 25" x 83"


To adapt the extreme aspect ratio of this image to our other products, we've had to make some adjustments.

SD cards and Notecards: We used about 70% of the scene, horizontally, compressed about 36%. God's Artistry notecard
Matted 8"x10" prints: These are actually about 4⅛" x 7¾" for this image and use about 65% of the scene, horizontally, uncompressed. God's Artistry 5x7

Currently In Stock

Although we can print to your specifications any size up to the above limits to the nearest 1/16" with any mat and moulding combinations, the below prints are available immediately:

Print Number   Description Price (includes sales tax & shipping)  
#24 Large Beveled Canvas God's Artistry gallery-wrapped 18"x60"x11/2"with 30° (top & bottom) &
45° (left & right) bevels (outside 20"x61½"). Optimal (illusion) viewing distancedefined 57"