I found myself returning to the pier to photograph the fishing boats several times. It’s fairly small, with 3 distinct piers that allow for easy access.
Depending on the time of day, and which pier we walked, the light and boats each took on a different feel.
Getting out to the boats requires a short walk along a boardwalk, running through a marsh. The biggest problem getting out to piers is getting side tracked by all the birds. Egrets, herons, and all types of rails are here. Oh yeah, pelicans too.
While on a pier shooting fishing boats at sunset I found a Great Egret. He was sitting down at the far end under an overhang. A person started to get a little too close, invaded his space really, so he was gone in a flash.
My position was perfect to shoot him from the first move off the pier to the final moment when he slipped off over the marsh.
Most of the time I am left looking at a ‘bird butt’ so I appreciate this series all the more.