After a long confusing ride (GPS is supposted to make your life easier!) I arrived at the park. Unfortunately it was pouring rain. After waiting for a few minutes for the rain to abate I started on the Fort Ward loop trail. A detailed map of the trails of the park can be found here.
|Equipment: Canon 5D Mark 2, Canon 100-400mm|
|Image details: 400mm, f/5.6, 1/320sec, ISO 800|
I walked along the gravel trail for about 15 mnts and saw a group of Cormorants perched on some piers along the shoreline. With a storm building in the background it made for some cool compositions. Close to sunset, the sun broke through the clouds a little bit. The combination of the sunset and the storm clouds with the cormorants in the foreground made my evening.
Before I could setup my tripod the rain started pouring down. I shot off a few shots handheld and made my way back to my car. I will need to schedule a day of better weather to go back and explore Fort Ward State park.
Directions to the park