A Saturday just by the water
Water. That was the theme for the day.
The skies where grey and heavy with rain and we had a strong wind blowing from the sea. Not the most ideal setting for any wildlife photography, but a good chance to do some nice water photography. The only question was if the wind was strong enough to create decent waves?
My first stop was the boat harbor at Björlanda. I went there on a hunch as I didn´t know what the place could bring. Once there I realized that it wouldn´t give me any photos even if the first panorama photo is taken there. Still I took a walk to get a better feeling for the place before I headed back to the park car pondering about where to go next.
I decided to stay on Hisingen, a big island here in Gothenburg, and not take the ferry to the small island Hönö and that meant next stop had to be Lilleby or Sillvik. I decided upon Sillvik as I never have been to Lilleby.
Once at Sillvik I headed out to the head to see what it could bring. The waves where better here than at Björlanda even if they weren´t as big as I had hoped. But there was no turning back I had to give it a try.
So, I went back to the car to grab the tripod and switched to my 70-200mm lens, a far better lens for the type of pictures I now wanted to take.
This picture is taken with a shutter speed at 1/15s to get a flowing feeling, but still retain some momentum with the splashing water. I like this picture, but I feel that it would still be better at a slightly lower angle.
When I sat there just a few meters from the water I realized that I was sitting at a good place for bird photography. There where Merganser, Gulls and Cormorants that flew past me so I switched back to the tele lens and waited.
It resulted in a diverse gallery that you can see below. I wanted to portrait the rolling water as you can see in all of the photos except the one of the Northern Gannet. It was actually a first for me as I never before have seen this seabird.
It was a good day that resulted in different photos with the theme water. My own favorite is the panning picture. Which is yours?