It’s been a while since I’ve photographed shorebirds, and I was lamenting the dogs chasing birds at all of my usual spots near San Francisco. I decided it was time to find new, slightly more secluded spots. My first attempt worked out well: a reclaimed salt marsh tucked behind an industrial site.

The light was still somewhat harsh when I first arrived, so I got right down to water level and played with the bokeh made by the sun glinting off of breaking waves.