I don’t know about you, but it feels like this week has been a sprint through oatmeal – everything is moving quickly but taking forever…lots of effort for little return. I think there was something happening each night after work, and when you combine that with the end of daylight savings time, it makes it hard to get photos taken for a Photo Friday post. I had precious little time after my physical therapy appointment tonight, and everywhere I went to take photos didn’t really much appeal to me. Even when I pulled into the Small Craft Harbor and started taking pictures, I wasn’t all that inspired.
It happens that way sometimes, doesn’t it?
Tonight was kinda like exercising when you don’t want to. Experts tell you to just do it for 5 minutes and if you decide at the end of that time that you don’t really want to exercise, you can quit. I started clicking picture and before I knew it, I was getting excited by what was showing up in my lens.
See that sun back there? It can do absolutely amazing things. Unfortunately, this time of year, it disappears so very quickly.
A couple of months ago, I brought you images of the shrimp boats on Biloxi’s Back Bay. Those shrimp boats are the big, deep-water boats that go out for days at a time. The boats that live in the small craft harbor are smaller and generally stick to the Sound and will be back in their berths in the morning, selling shrimp off the back of the boat to the tourists who frequent the Hard Rock.
It just so happened that while I was there, the boats were starting to head out and begin trawling.
One of the things that really excited me when i was taking pictures was the first pelican in the above picture. He wound up being quite the ham and allowed me to get within a few feet of him to take pictures. You can look for more of him on Wednesday for my (Almost) Wordless Wednesday post. Until then, though…just a tease of him.
Look at him! Such a cheeky birdie!
Before I knew it, the light was gone.
I actually took a boat load (ha!) of photos tonight. As I’m sure you can tell, I’m playing around with my editing style. I was experimenting with split-toning, and while I liked what I was getting, it wasn’t quite right. I’ll play more with it this weekend so that I can share with you next week.
Speaking of next week, Thursday will be Thanksgiving in the United States, but Photo Friday will still be up and running. I’m hoping to have some fabulous winter beach photos for you as Sweet Husband and I are heading to Grayton Beach State Park for a couple of days away.
I hope that as your week winds down, you can look back and find the enjoyable and blessed parts of it. While things have been tiring and trying here as related to work, tonight I got to play around with a pelican and see a breath-taking sunset. I’m not sure you can ask for much more! Have a great weekend y’all!
Photo Friday Link-Up
Welcome to another edition of the Photo Friday link-up! I’m so excited to see what you have to share with us this week! As always, I’m inspired and awed by the photos that you share.
Our most-viewed link last week came from Steph at Steph’s Joy. The street art that she shared is AMAZING. We don’t have anything quite like that around these parts. Lots of gang-related tagging and such but no real street art. If you missed her photos, make sure you go check them out!
Our final addition last week was from Ruth Daly who took us to Stratford-Upon-Avon. If you missed it, go check it now! I’m so jealous that she was there and I wasn’t.
As I said, I can’t wait to see what you have for us this week. As a reminder, one of the rules of our ommunity here is that if you submit a post, you will comment on at least two other posts. I know that many of you visit so many more than that, which is one of the things that make this community so very special. Also, we will be up and running next week, even though it is Thanksgiving! We’ll be here for you when you have had enough togetherness and want to escape to photography for a little while. 😉 The link-up is open until Monday evenings.