February is a great time to visit Rockport, TX. The Whooping Crane migration will begin in a few weeks and the parents, along with their adolescent offspring, will head north to Canada for the summer only to return in October to begin the process all over again. I am hoping to photograph these magnificent birds tomorrow but the weather has been dismal. it has been cloudy, windy, and rainy since I arrived earlier this week. So, I sat out to take some long-exposure shots of the bay. I stopped at the Seawall at Alice Faye’s Restaurant to photograph the remains of the restaurant’s infrastructure. The restaurant and all of its docks were decimated by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The restaurant was a popular eating establishment for locals and tourists for many decades.
This image was taken with my Sony A7R IV using my Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 Lens set on 35mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/11, shutter speed at 15 seconds, and the ISO set at 160. I used a K&F Concept Variable Fader ND Filter to extend the exposure time and a Circular Polarizing Filter to minimize the glare. I also used a tripod for stability given the long exposure. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and completed in Photoshop using Nik Silver Efex Pro.
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