Some times the best places to shoot are almost right outside your door. It’s been a busy week, and I haven’t been taking as many pictures as I hoped I might, but tonight, I decided to stop near the house to take a photo or two. I had intended to put into practice a suggestion from this article because I’ve seriously been feeling in a bit of a rut lately. Before I knew it, though, I was just shooting away.
I’ve shot at Kremer Landing before, but it was probably two, maybe 3 years ago. I’m always intrigued by the sailboat that sits in a little cove next to the boat launch. As far as I know, the boat doesn’t ever sail – just stays there at the ready – and that’s part of why I find her so intriguing. Who keeps her waiting? And why doesn’t she ever go out?
The other thing that intrigues me about Kremer is damage. While the boat launch is serviceable and well-used, the boat slips, which were privately owned are a wreck. They provide good fishing, apparently, and I’ve been trying to get Sweet Husband to take our crab pots and set them out around the remains of the piers because I think we could maybe catch us a mess of beautiful crab. So far, though, he has yet to do that.
One of the things to know about the Mississippi Gulf Coast, is that even though it has been almost a decade since Hurricane Katrina, and the recovery is strong – restaurants and businesses are finally (finally! The last year and a half) starting to come back along the beach and homes are starting to be built along Highway 90 (although how in the hell they manage to afford the insurance, I have no idea) – there are reminders of how much was lost at almost every turn. Hell, within the last couple of weeks, governments along the Coast have started talking about forcing property owners to remove their Katrina slabs.
Unfortunately, from where I was comfortable getting, I couldn’t get to a place where I felt comfortable getting impressive shots of the remaining piers and twisted wood. That means I switched to details and flowers.
I almost didn’t get any shots in this week. On Monday and Tuesday, I was in a workshop for work (which was great – a lot of things made sense, and I’m almost excited about going back to work. Almost), and then I was reconnecting with girlfriends that I haven’t seen or spent time with in a really long time. And because school is almost here (two weeks until I officially report back, although I have workshops next week and the week after), I have been furiously applying for jobs closer to home.
How has your week been? What exciting has been happening in your world? I hope it’s been something amazing!
Photo Friday Link-Up
I don’t know about y’all, but based on the stats that I see on the link-up shows a whole lot of you getting a whole lot of visits from the link-up itself. I have no idea what you are getting from the social media shares, but those look decent as well.
Last week we had a tie for the most-viewed links, and I have to say – y’all made great choices! Our co-leaders came from Prêt-à-Vivre with some AMAZING Street Art on Cubes and The Nerdy Photographer with Summer Flowers.
Our last added link last week came from Lowanda at Sunshine and Elephants – giving us a glimpse into a great Girls Spa Night In. If you missed some of the later added links, consider going back and taking another browse. There is some amazing photography happening in our little link-up!
I can’t wait to see what y’all have for us this week! Thanks for continuing to join us each week. I love our community here!