Some days architecture does not stir my creative spirit. I look to landscapes and nature to sharpen my camera’s eye. Living in the SF Bay Area you do not have to travel too far to find enticing vistas or wildlife sharing this small corner of the planet. While walking along the Bay Trail in Burlingame I found a Little Egret who was not shy. The gulls and whimbrels and avocets and killdeer I usually run into make tracks when I point 300mm of lens in their direction. I went over at low afternoon tide as it’s usually a good time to catch feeding action along the shore. Since low morning tide was at 1 a.m. I figured the light would be better in the afternoon, as well. I was right. It was a rare wind-less afternoon along the bay so the shoreline was crowded with birds. I even got to watch a couple of pelicans dive bomb the little fish that were running close to shore. I am certainly glad I can drive to Ichiban on El Camino Real for my sushi instead of diving into the bay.
Donna H on State of Mind