Spent a morning near “dog beach” – Ocean Beach, CA.
I had visited earlier in the year to familiarize myself with a new lens. This location empties into the ocean. Channels of rock and concrete have been constructed to direct water flow. The channels are essentially at the end of the San Diego River. The real estate there is under constant human pressure, but the sand bars are rich with bird life.
I noticed a sign on the south bank that indicated that parts of the channel are considered a reserve and no boat traffic is allowed. It’s interesting that a Google search does not include this area as “wildlife reserve.” The morning was terrible for light as-per-usual. Morning cloud cover made for haze and high ISO for my little apsc camera. When this happens, you just make the adjustments and move forward. Here is what I found:
What’s more interesting is that the “reserve” has no sandbars breaching the surface. When I inspected the area, there was little wildlife activity. I’m hoping my next trek will have some better lighting.
So small is your world Quickly passes your lovely face Can I catch you amid the tumult?
It has been some time that I have uploaded a new project to my Blue Marble Photography site. This new representational project with swallows has intrigued and piqued my sense of “rising to the challenge” to make some representational images of these birds in flight. The process pushes my camera to its limits and I’ve come to learn its limitations. In the process, I’ve also learned to integrate with the erratic “rhythms” of these little birds. Their constant change of direction is typically a symptom of locating food, gaining a little altitude, then using that height to gain momentum onto the prey. All the while, they incorporate small and large circles to cover the most area in he shortest amount of time. This piece is one of my favorites. The bird is sighting in a potential meal. Look at that beautiful little face…adorable.