San Francisco's Ocean Beach, snowy egrets, ocean bird photography

Ocean Photography: An Egret Hears the Ocean’s Roar

San Francisco's Ocean Beach, snowy egrets, ocean bird photography
kind of like me standing before the ocean’s roar… K’lee L.

I’m still ‘hip-deep’ in my upcoming book about these fascinating birds. I can say I’ve become somewhat ‘tuned in’ to snowy and great egrets over the course of the past year or so. In that time, they’ve given me fantastic shots in a number of places around the Bay Area. This one posed and opened its wings for me as a potent tide washed in and out along the shores of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach.

I chose to strip away the sunshine and color of the day in favor of some bluish, midnight-y filtering; giving the shot a decidedly different feel. I did this a few posts back and enjoyed the process enough to give it another try.

I think what I like most with this one is the ‘ghostly glowing shadow etched into the sand beneath the egret’s feet. This mirroring effect feels a lot stronger and more pronounced with the color filtering, while the sand reminds me of volcanic sand beaches. Never seen one? You can check out fifteen from around the globe here

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge/ The Prompt:

On a different note, my buddy Dale and I have been doing the ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge for a little bit now. What we’ve decided is to actually offer a prompt on Fridays for the actual challenge on Monday.

So, with that said, and with the month of May right around the bend, AND this post’s photo taking place on a … BEACH- I return to the idea of beaches.

Beaches here in San Francisco almost always mean COLD water; cool-looking, but cold.  For the ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’ next week, I’m shooting for tropics, warm, sun; beaches that remind you of summer (it’s right around the bend…) With the weekend to think about it, we’ll see what happens…

K’lee L. © 2016

28 thoughts on “Ocean Photography: An Egret Hears the Ocean’s Roar

        1. Not so difficult if you…

          … add a piece of that photo you just looked at with that one from -what was it, last May in the… Oh, and blended with the upper left corner of that last one in the book from that thing you shot in July… you know, something of that order…

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    1. Thanks, Steve. I started to do a comparison, then thought better of it because of the very qualities you mentioned feeling so powerful. The original dynamic was completely changed through using this one filter… I’ll definitely do more of this in the future.

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  1. This one made me giggle for some reason :-). Reminded me of maybe a scene from a Disney movie I saw as a kid? Either way, a woman’s voice popped into my head and I thought of her grabbing her skirt hem (it’s a long skirt of course) and running from a breaking wave that was bigger than she’d thought. Weird how your images spark my imagination. 🙂

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        1. Maybe just when the ‘spirit moves you’ It’s a huge help and allows me to see through your eyes in a way. I suppose having that kind of feedback would inform future pieces too. I’ll always be sure to give you the credit and a link back to your site each time. Again, thanks Dana!

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          1. No problem. I sometimes wish I were faster with the book(s) completion; the sending them out into the world, but I’m going to trust the Universe’s plan and dare to believe the release(s) will happen exactly when they are ordained to happen. I’ll be sure to post that too.

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