Delta Lake State Park
It was an on again, off again kinda day… at least as far as the rain was concerned. It wasn’t very motivating for me, but then again, maybe it was the best excuse to do nothing. I suppose I was looking for those excuses too! I jumped in the car after dinner and headed up to Delta Lake, even if there were no images to be found, the sound of the water hitting the shore would do me good.
I went earlier than necessary for the sunset but it allowed me to sit on a rock in a quiet area along the shore and soak it all in. It was good. It was the recharge I needed. The beach was a little crowded so I walked along the trails searching for unique views. I found a few but I guess the walk was what I needed more than capturing a different image. As the sun slipped closer to the horizon I worked my way along the shore back to the beach area.
I was rewarded with a great sunset of the sun peeking out from behind some clouds near the horizon. I know I have a tendency to shoot into the sun and this one was not going to be any different. Rather than do a couple of captures, one were I block the sun with my finger to remove the flare I pointed the camera right into it. If you center the sun in the view the sunspots will disappear and depending on the lens, and the conditions, you can create a halo flare around the sun. I got the halo…
Very cool, glad you hot the walk in too.
Your words were relaxing, reflecting my similar interactions with local nature, especially of late. 🙂 I guess we are similar in that we return to the usual area closest by. I waited a long time for that one guy to be done fishing the other morning, so I could have my turn go on the rocks at the bay. Love the halo effect in your image and the technique information behind it. I always get an annoying bright spot in my photo when I use my phone to shoot directly into the sun. 😦
Thanks Laura! There is something very calming returning to a familiar location. It doesn’t hurt I can still find images to capture.