Early Morning

Early Morning

I arrived at the marina early and was prepping the boat for a morning trip. I kept looking at the sky, clouds and light. I finally couldn’t take it. I pushed the boat off the dock and set out to capture the changing light and colors. My trip was leaving in 20 minutes. I thought, “I can shoot for 20 minutes”. I took many photos then went back to the dock. The clouds began to change again and the light was even better. I once again pushed the boat off the dock and motored to a spot in the bay to take even more photos. Looking through the lens I alternated my hand from the lens to the throttle.  I took more photos. The light and clouds were amazing this morning. I even managed to make it back to the dock for my trip on time.
Brian Holaway
relaxandexplore@gmail.com

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

4 Comments
  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 09:33h, 11 September

    Beautiful photos. Well worth running out there, even if it was only for 20 minutes.

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 02:44h, 12 September

    I don't blame you one bit for sneaking off. Gorgeoits shots again Brian.

  • Moira
    Posted at 03:59h, 12 September

    Love your photos – so peaceful, just like the mornings! Almost as good as being there.

  • Moira
    Posted at 03:59h, 12 September

    Love early morning – it's so quiet and peaceful! And, I love your photos!!! Almost as good as being there!

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