I must say I'm going way out of my comfort zone by showing the watercolor and the photograph together.
You get to see how much I left out, added in or just completely changed.
But I guess I don't aim for realism at all.
I just try to play with shapes and textures that when put together give an adequate representation of what I saw.
Anyway, this is the last one from my trip.
It's another "out the window of the moving car" photograph of a sugar cane field. This shot really shows the edge of the rain forest coming down to meet the edge of cleared land and sugar cane. The agricultural run off from the sugar cane is damaging the reef (the Great Barrier Reef) because it feeds fast growing algae and crown of thorns sea urchins. It's a sad collision between humans and the ocean. The same thing plagues us at home here in the Pacific Northwest. We lose orca and salmon ..... and gain fast growing algae that thrives on all the fertilizer pouring into our waterways. Algae that is happy to live along side motor oil and plastic. Just like us. A peaceful co-existence? Yuk.