These are just some random photos of several different things, from windsurfers to different species of birds, shrimpers and their boats, getting their daily catch, large oil tankers, and a really cute seagull on a vendor sign.
There is always something going on down here, and many things to photograph. You have to be in the right place at the right time, and sometimes it’s just going to happen, and you get to be there when it does happen.
I have the opportunity to see a lot of different birds, in a lot of different places in a 12 mile stretch. There are tons of people in this place that love to fish, and some are catching fish and some are not, but all having a good time during the week and especially on the weekends.
There is also a lot of big ship traffic, due to the fact that this is a PORT city. We have huge tankers coming in daily and the awesomeness if this is beyond me. They due create huge waves if they are really barreling into the port, and then all of a sudden you see a tug boat, and they shut that huge tanker down, from their current speed.
On the day I took the windsurfer shots, I was in the back of my truck with the tripod, and it was still so windy, but if you would like to photograph windsurfers, THAT is the best time to do so. There were approximately 50 windsurfers, and para gliders out there on that particular day. It is always fascinating to see them do this, and think to yourself, WOW, I could that…Umm..NOT..I know that kite would drag me all over the place and I’d just be bruised up and embarrassed.