Foggy Morning at White Rock (10/22/16)

What a beautiful morning! The fog over the bay made for some great mood photos. I had planned to be out there a little sooner but I overslept. I actually thought about sleeping in but 2 seconds later, I was getting up. I am so glad I did. You never know what you might find at White Rock.

There was a group of photographers out there having a class led by someone who shoots for National Geographic. They all had extensive camera equipment. I have to admit that I felt a bit inadequate with my little Panasonic Lumix. But then I got home and was pleased with quite a few of the photos I took. I have my new Nikon D500 camera but the lense I have doesn’t zoom so far. So…I bought another Lumix. This one zooms from 20 – 1200. I’m going to have to start using a monopod or a tripod. One day I will get a better lense for the Nikon.

Back to the morning. I took quite a few photos once the sun had completely overtaken the bay but I want to keep this post to the mood photos with the early morning fog. I might make it again tomorrow morning.

Great Blue Heron having a peaceful morning.
Great Blue Heron having a peaceful morning.
The fog made for some great mood photos.
The fog made for some great mood photos.
Most of the pelicans were still trying to sleep.
Most of the pelicans were still trying to sleep.
The top pelican was serving as a watchman.
The top pelican was serving as a watchman.
The sun started to hit the birds and provide just enough light to make for some good photo opportunities.
The sun started to hit the birds and provide just enough light to make for some good photo opportunities.
This is one of my favorite from this morning.  I waited for the profile shot and hoped the sun would stay right at the same spot.
This is one of my favorite from this morning. I waited for the profile shot and hoped the sun would stay right at the same spot.
Too close.  The pelican on the right is the same one that looked so calm and peaceful in the previous photos.  This is what happens when another one gets too close.
Too close. The pelican on the right is the same one that looked so calm and peaceful in the previous photos. This is what happens when another one gets too close.
The standoff.  They finished arguing and then stared at each other for a few seconds before getting back  to the preening.
The standoff. They finished arguing and then stared at each other for a few seconds before getting back to the preening.
The sun was making its way out onto the bay.  This is the first time I can remember actually hoping the sun would not come out so fast.
The sun was making its way out onto the bay. This is the first time I can remember actually hoping the sun would not come out so fast.

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