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Image of the Week: Fall Color, Florida Style

Foliage—or the lack of it—doesn’t necessarily determine fall color, at least the kind showcased in last week’s Image of the Week. Just ask photographer Jay Nichols and the crew from Fort Myers Offshore, a go-fast boat club based on the west coast of Florida.

“At a time when the “season’s over” and winterizing threads start appearing on the boating message board websites, Fort Myers Offshore is just getting geared up,” said Nichols, who captured this water-level image on a dead-calm, early October day. “Our first run of the club’s seventh season came on a beautiful, calm and sunny day in Southwest Florida.”

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You don’t need turning leaves for pretty fall color, at least in Southwest Florida. Photo courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image.

With a destination of the Naples Bay Resort for lunch, the run started at the Sanibel Bridge and wound its way to Gordon Pass and the Intracoastal Waterway. Spectacular setting on a spectacular day, but not exactly the kind of place you’d expect to find fall color.

No matter. The club brought plenty of its own.

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