I photographed this old Fulton pier along the Fulton Beach Road in Fulton, TX (near Rockport) when I made a trip to the area three years ago. You might recall that Hurricane Harvey devastated this part of the Texas coast later that summer. I was eager to see how the hurricane impacted this old pier. Amazingly, only a couple of boards are missing from the last photo I took. Many of the other piers along this road did not fare well and quite a few have not been rebuilt.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall just east of this location with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, a category 4 hurricane. It is tied with Katrina for the costliest storm on record, causing $125 billion in damages. The damage was mostly from the torrential amounts of rain that fell in the Houston area and the associated flooding that took place. The town of Rockport was impacted greatly, and it was great to see the economy bouncing back.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 23 mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/11, shutter speed at 15 seconds and the ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for stability and my polarizer filter to lengthen the exposure and eliminate the reflection on the surface of the water. This is a single photograph processed using Lightroom and completed in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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