Westview seashore photography
by David Bedry, 22 June 2013.
With a one foot tide five of us met Heather at the foot of Masset Street. We walked out onto the beach from there to look for various saltwater flora and fauna. There were a variety of small crab in the 1-2 inch deep water. As soon as they detected motion from us they either scurried away or dug themselves into the sand. We also saw orange and purple sea stars and a few leather stars. One bald eagle, four turkey vultures and numerous Glaucous-winged gulls were feeding on some salmon heads and entrails courtesy of a successful salmon fisherman.
As far as photography was concerned I showed the group the way a polarizing filter reduces the glare from the water and wet seaweed and creatures. I enjoyed myself snapping pictures of the group the tidepool life and making artsy compositions of the rocks seaweed and sand. Before we knew it an hour and a half had flown by while Heather educated us to the marvels of life at low tide.
For me it was a very enjoyable zero expense trip.