one sunrise, thirty-two pelicans
Twenty minutes from the beach, that’s not very far at all. Well, that’s what I kept telling myself as I woke at 5:45 this morning, because let’s face it, at 5:45am everything seems far away except your nice comfy bed.
Once out of bed, camera bag and tri-pod in hand, my only thought was ‘coffee’, after all I had a 20 minute drive. Then I looked at the time, coffee would have to wait.
I arrived at the beach to find a few people camping, a few people fishing, and a few people walking. I set up my tri-pod and started shooting. It is always amazing to me how quickly the sky can change, I was constantly adjusting the shutter speed and f-stop. The image above was taken into the sun, shortly after the image below was taken.
It was an amazing sight, 32 pelicans safely gliding over the gulf.