After getting back in the groove yesterday morning I was definitely not letting the beautiful sunset get away from me. We are in a transition period, the colors of autumn are gone but the blanket of white snow has not arrived. As much as I am not looking forward to the cold, I have high anticipation for the minimalist opportunities of the winter snow. For now, I must contend with the blah of this pre-winter time.
Delta Lake State Park was my destination for sunset. The park was basically all mine with only one or two other adventurers walking the beach. It isn’t that I’m selfish (well, maybe I am) but I love the park without the sound of other people. I can listen to the waves lapping against the shore, the sound of the geese coming in for the night and the gentle swish of the breeze through the trees. Those sounds play across my mind and everything else melts away.
I worked my way along the entire length of the beach searching out a good composition. Sadly, I wished for a cloud or two to add some drama in the sky. After the sun crossed the horizon and the sky was turning a deep orange I started walking back to the car. Looking back over my shoulder I spotted “my bench”, or at least the one I generally use in my images. Ah, there it is, the picture in my head. I walk back to the bench, setup the camera and end the evening with a smile…
I suppose I should make my apologies now. I’m still processing images from my trip to Florida. It is a combination of numerous opportunities for good images and the winter hasn’t settled in here in Upstate NY. I find it hard to go out and photograph when there isn’t a nice layer of white snow covering the brown of late autumn. So for now, you will get a few more Florida images… 🙂
This image is back up at Cocoa Beach. I hung around until the sun broke the horizon. There was a nice layer of clouds low in the sky that I felt would provide some interest as well as catch more of the morning colors. It never hurts to have the pier in silhouette against the sun, nor some nice waves running toward the shore. I almost switched to my telephoto lens but this 40mm top end on my workhorse lens provided the right amount of zoom. Any closer and I think I would have been crowding the frame.
Peek-A-Boo Sun Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/80s, 40mm, f/16, ISO 200