About a week ago, my wife and I finally got around to taking a walk on the Boardwalk in the neighboring town of Chesapeake Beach. This relatively new boardwalk follows a saltwater creek into a salt marsh. It was a nice day, so I grabbed my camera and off we went.
Nothing too eventful - just a lot of opportunities to take pictures. I did find a couple of things that were, I believe, helpful in my development as a photographer. Taking a lot of photos of everyday life will usually result in a photo or 2 that are really nice. Next time out I want to try some more shots of crabs in the water using my polarizing filter, but I forgot it this time.
Probably the thing I came away with most was the opportunity to practice taking shots of moving birds. It's not an inherently easy thing to do, but when there are a lot of seagulls around, you get a LOT of practice. I'll continue practicing on the seagulls to ensure that , when the opportunity presents itself for a great heron / osprey / bald eagle photo, I'll be ready and comfortable in the setting.
Here are a few of my favorite photos from the walk
This crab was chowing down on something on this buoy - seaweed maybe?
This is why I need to remember to bring along the polarizing filter
Osprey in flight
This is what I love about taking a ton of digital photos. Every once and a while you get one that is, well - perfect!
Trying to freeze the seagulls in mid-flight. It's harder than it looks - at least for me.
Even though this one isn't in perfect focus, I like the reflection in the water
Another one that, to me, turned out really nice.
Thanks for looking!