David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Looking Back

Recently made my first trip to High Island Smith Oaks Rookery.  The weatherman and my phone app had a beautiful morning in the making and I wanted to get there early to catch some backlighting captures.  I arrived early enough to take a short nap.  As I looked up toward the sky I could see the stars and thought – Oh Yeah.

Forgot my small flashlight so out comes the iPhone to help guide me.  The trail is so dark you couldn’t see with out some type of light.  Made my way to the platform I wanted to shoot from and set up.  Hmmm, I asked myself where is the light.  I looked up from under the covered platform and there was a thick cloud cover.  Whoa, but the weatherman said….  About an hour after sunrise and still fairly dark I decided to leave.  This capture of a Snowy reminded me of what perhaps we both were looking for…The Sun.

Nikon D4, 500mm, 1/125’s, f/5.6, ISO 640

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5 responses to “Looking Back

  1. Tim Timmis May 16, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Great shot David. You can’t trust the weatherman or radar around here. I’ve stayed home due to the clouds and then it’s bright and sunning. Go figure.

  2. Anne Franklin May 16, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Just made my first trip to the Rookery! Your photo captures it perfectly!

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