May is a great time of year to be on Smith Island: abundant wildlife, soft crabs and vibrant colors in the marsh. I led a group of three talented photographers from Great Falls, VA and Easton, MD on a three day photography workshop. Our itinerary included birds, still life subjects, working watermen and scenics capturing the character of Maryland's last inhabited island. May 2016 has been a wet month on the Chesapeake, and the three days that we were on Smith Island were no exception. We made the most out of the weather and spent a lot of time with the working watermen on the island, learning about their unique way of life.