I sometimes play around with digitally altering photographs to produce what, to me at least, is a more pleasing work of art. “Running Before the Storm” is one of those items. The horizon clouds were burned in post to darken them and produce a more menacing look to the overall scene. The ship itself was sharpened, the hull color saturated in order to catch the viewers eye, and the smoke emanating from the ship was slightly burned in to show more distinctly to the viewer. I felt it was necessary to used this size, nearly panoramic, in order to suggest the fragility of ships at sea. I hope you enjoy it. The larger version is here.