Sunset, an ocean wall, a pelican… I love Pelican, there’s something about their size, gracefulness in the air and on the water – but ungainly gait on land – which I find endearing. This one seemed to be enjoying the sunset as I finished the 2009 Worldwide Photo Walk and I shot him more out of hope of getting a good image than expectation.
The frame needed a bit of cropping but has come up quite well.
Hardware: Canon 5DMkII, 100mm f/2
Exposure: ISO125, 1/80s @ f/4, +0.67ev
Post: Cropped, increased saturation and contrast, sharpened.