Thursday, January 14, 2016
Just before Christmas we were on the west coast of Florida visiting family. I went out one morning to catch the sunrise at a fishing pier in Matlacha (pronounced MATT-la-SHAY), a funky combination of fishing village and artist colony near Ft. Myers. (It's the Florida equivalent of Madrid, NM, if you've ever been there.)
The sky was beginning to lighten and the pier was deserted . . .
except for a lone bird (not sure what kind) . . .
The sunrise wasn't all that great, but as a photographer I work with what the Universe provides . . .
In the quiet of the dawn, squadrons of pelicans flew silently toward me . . .
As the sun began to burn through the clouds at the horizon, the boaters/fishermen came along . . .
Leaving the pier, I made two images -- a vertical and a horizontal, as I almost always do . . .
Just for fun, compare the horizontal above to one I made exactly five years earlier, Dec. 23, 2010:
And this pair from 2015 (top) and 2010 (bottom) from nearly the same spot (by chance):
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