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Delta Wanderings XIII – August 2015 -- “Painting the Sky in Pastels”
Last night I headed out on my own as my lovely boat Captain and Compositional Consultant was out of town for a few days. So without a driver I found a nice strategic spot along Indian Slough, backed the pontoon boat into the tules, tossed out a bow anchor and sat back listening to some tunes with a Cubata in hand waiting for something interesting to come by, and I was not disappointed. A parade of boats and wave runners went whizzing by as the light evolved. A guy on a wave runner named Steve hammed it up for the camera and a Great Egret landed in the tules nearby hoping to catch and evening meal. Then as the light breeze settled down some nice reflections started to emerge and the so so sunset lit up the south eastern skies with pastels of pink and blue. Later that night, sometime after midnight I let the camera run for 80 minutes to catch some Star Trails. Got to love living on the water!
Post Script: The beautiful clear night sky of the other day was replaced last night with an unusual summertime storm, bringing us thunder, lightning and a needed rain shower http://www.DeltaWanderings.com
(A periodic photo blog of our Discovery Bay and Delta Wanderings)
Indian Slough, Discovery Bay, Ca.
Headed into the setting sun
What are the doing?
He spotted me
Headed back towards me to ham it up
Go Fast pontoon boat
Great Egret looking for an evening meal
Wakesurfing is rapidly becoming more popular
Getting ready to let go for some wakesurfing
Great Egret headed to roost for the evening
After the sun set the wispy clouds in the south eastern skies began to alight in pastels
Discovery Bay main channel
Discovery Bay main channel
Discovery Bay Marina at twilight
Discovery Bay Yacht Club
Boardwalk Grill and Captain Morgan's famous houseboat
Star trails over Beaver Bay, notice the shooting stars. (246 images shot over an 80 minutes)
Time lapse star trails over Beaver Bay, Click image above to view short video
Composite photo of 8 different lightning strikes taken over a 1 hour time period
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Amazing photography, Bill! Glad that you continue to play where you live.
Moved to Discovery Bay 20 years ago...you refresh my memories. Please continue your beautiful work.
I missed a good one
Bill, thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs of Discovery Bay.
Awesome pictures!!!i really enjoyed all the pictures. We are very lucky to live where we do.
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