Watercolor Rabbit

My second experiment with watercolor in Photoshop. After and before:

Captain Timothy Hill House

A bit of history.: Home (captaintimothyhillhouse.com and Assateague Lighthouse – Public tours (assateagueisland.com)

Chincoteague 6

On the last day I got up before dawn and went down the road to look for the clapper rail we kept hearing. I found it and a lovely sunrise too.

Chincoteague 5

We covered a more of the Chincoteague NWR and the little Island Nature Trail – Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce with other members of the NY Littoral Society. What made the whole trip so rewarding was the expertise of some of the participants and all the keen eyes and minds. In addition to what I learned during the trip I used my memory, books, and iNaturalist to ID these.

Chincoteague 4

I went out to photograph the sunrise alone. After breakfast our group from the Littoral​ Society (littoralsociety.org) went for a boat ride with a very knowledgeable young local. We had lunch in town. After lunch we went to Chincoteague NWR.

Chincoteague 3

We booked a boat tour with Chincoteague Island Adventures – Wild Pony Tours and sail with Captain Randy. He was terrific, full of history and stories. We got nice and close to the wild ponies. The tour operators share information about where they are to be found. The Chincoteague Pony – Wikipedia has adapted to eat the salt grass.

Chincoteague 2

We toured Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia for most of the day.

Chincoteague 1

We drove down to Chincoteague Island for a short vacation with the Littoral Society of NY led by Don Riepe and other fine naturalists. On our first day on our own we arrived late and caught a sunset after dining at Eta’s. The food was terrible and the ambiance lovely. The Refuge Inn was very nice. They own a few of the Chincoteague ponies. More to follow…