Spanish guitar strummed in the background as we watched the sun set over South Padre Island one last time. Despite the soothing heat and the reviving air, our colds still linger. We decided we’d spend one more day in the heat to heal before continuing our travels. So, this evening we took a walk to enjoy the sunset and it did not disappoint.
After the first morning of our arrival to South Padre Island, which had been grey and rainy, our stay has been nothing but clear skies. After many early evenings, I though it was time to attempt a night shoot. While the ambient light of the area was a challenge, the greatest obstacle to overcome was a curious stray cat who had nothing better to do than rub up against my tripod legs and shift the camera mid exposure. After a few blurry picture, it became clear that taking the picture was only part of the process. I would have to guard the tripod throughout the exposure time. Despite our furry collaborator, there were some fascinating scenes to be captured.