This has been my most difficult photo, so far, for this blog. I found it very challenging to find a shot of the Plymouth Rock that was even interesting. Looking down on the rock was boring and the tide was too high to get in front of the bars to take a close-up at eye level. This was the best I could come up with. At least you can actually see most of the rock through the bars.
It was also the most Photoshop work I've done to an image (so far). And still the photo seems pretty drab to me. I took the liberty of painting out a few people and had to merge two exposures to get even this much out of the sky.
Maybe I should have said this was a creative choice and I was going for that drab look for this image. Trying to capture the mood of the Pilgrims after they finally stepped off the boat. Sick from travel and disease and not knowing what lied ahead. Yeah, that might have sounded better.