The sounds of trains used to be pretty common in Aransas Pass but now, after the carbon black plant closed down, they're just one more thing that AP doesn't have anymore. The remaining tracks are just used to stash empty cars till they're needed.
After looking at the idle rail cars, I went on to the harbor and caught this Great Blue Heron as he he landed on a piling.
I was shooting with strong back light so I worked my way around him to try to get a shot with better light.
As I moved around him, he moved too so he could keep a wary eye on me.
The birds weren't the only things flying overhead but, to me, they were much more interesting than the plane.
The rail cars were shot with the Sigma 12-24 all others with the Sony 70-300 G