Piece description from the artist
This was taken at the beach near my home in Chicago, IL. On the very north side of the city away from the hustle and bustle, there are a few beaches that are much more quiet than the ones downtown. Taken at sunset with a long exposure, this image evokes a relaxing and serene feeling. The pastel sky and water seem more like a painting than a photograph.
Melinda Klein is a Chicago-based digital and film photographer, who prides herself on learning through experience. She grew up all around the country, living across the midwest and the east coast. It was living in these vastly different places, from cities, to suburbs, to rural areas, that inspired her love for such diverse areas of photography. She began taking photographs professionally when she moved to Chicago in 2007.
Melinda's biggest passion is wildlife and nature photography but most of her wildlife photography is taken in zoos and aquariums. She photographs the animals to look as though they were shot in nature in an effort to document the lives of flora and fauna that exist in a man-made habitat.