This looks out across the water from a few inches up; like what you might see if you were treading water.
To get this angle I recently picked up a new gadget called Platypod. It's a little stand that makes it easy to take pictures from the ground. I've been using it a lot lately and as a matter of fact, it's all I took on a recent trip overseas. There were times I wished I had a regular tripod, but more often than not, the Platypod did the trick.
This was a great evening with the calm water reflecting the colors. This low perspective is a little less common and adds a little something extra. Raise the camera to eye level, and the scene changes completely. But down low, the water becomes a foreground element which, is a neat little trick in an of itself.
Pelicans are always sitting on posts waiting for fish to swim by. Who would have thought life could be so good.
As soon as the sun goes down, they fly back to their nesting site and settle in. At dawn, you see them flying to places like this to catch fish. Dawn and dusk are the best times to capture pelicans in flight.
This is from the Manatee River where there is always a lot of fish. Sometimes man and bird are hunting the same fish. When fishing you should always bring a pair of gloves and needle nose pliers. That's so you can grab the pelican and free it from your hook. It happens all the time. So, other than the occasional brush with us, they have it pretty good on the Manatee River.
It's odd seeing an American sports bar in Spain. Maybe the NBA is popular here, what do I know? Or perhaps it just caters to American tourists.
I was in Barcelona for only a day, so I took pictures of everything and anything. These are the windows of the NBA Cafe on La Rambla.
Anyway, I just thought it was cool how the windows were outlined with neon lights. Like I said, anything and everything.