Monday, June 8, 2009
Night at Pier 19 #5
I was lucky that the skimmers were flying around as much as they were that night. Although I got very few great shots, they are so much fun watching and trying to photograph that I probably spent too much time on them. My plan was to switch lenses as the sun got low on the horizon and start shooting egrets and pelicans backlit. But as I was walking down the boardwalk I saw the scene above - the shrimp boat Voyager from Matagorda. The low, soft light was perfect, so with the 70-200 lens still on I walked out onto one of the slips across from the Voyager and took about 20 images of the boat. I liked the reflections and the golden light on the back of the boat. And like the skimmers, I probably spent too much time here. Maybe it was one of those things that looked better in person than it translated to in an image.