"Estes Flats Magic"

It WAS a magical morning! I had forgotten how much I enjoy setting up my gear in the darkness of night. Just me and a million mosquitos... alone!

It's always exciting to wait for the shutter to close during a long exposure. Most of the time I can get it right on the second or third try. Not this morning. I made one exposure for this shot. This is a 30 second exposure at f/4 with an ISO of 800. Of course I used a tripod... and of course I used a shutter release. 

It was 5:30 in the morning and I couldn't see much except for some lights over on Port Aransas. I knew it was cloudy because squalls of rain had been rolling over Estes Flats for over an hour. Without my flashlight, I couldn't even see this fishing pier. But I knew it was there... and I knew where I wanted it in my frame. 

It feels so good to be back doing what I love. It takes me away from dealing with insurance claims and scheduling contractors. It's MY time... just me alone with the mosquitos!


"Estes Flats Magic"  Aransas County, Texas