All afternoon I toyed with the idea of going out to one of my usual spots for the first sunset of 2016.
Ventures out had me wondering how smart that would be. Cold penetrates differently now and my bones don’t react well to the cold. I don’t particularly like being stiff and sore.
Besides, glances out the windows had me wondering if it was going to be any big deal. Lots of clouds, no real sun light. The makings of a dud.
Got that one completely wrong.
I happen to be out as the sun set anyway and I always carry my point and shoot in my pocket. The sky was lit up and in order to capture it at that moment would have meant stopping the car in the middle of the road and abandoning it as I scurried around looking for an ideal spot to stand.
Didn’t think that was a good idea.
By the time I got to a safe spot to park the car, which was a matter of a couple of minutes, the light show had already been cut in half. I scurried over to a good spot and did what I could with the cheap camera and lowering light.
Results aren’t great, but I got something.
One of my other fascinations is with light reflecting on water.
The river is high and flowing fast and with the low light I knew there would be some blur to the image no matter how it turned out. The end result would be, or could be, a pleasant surprise.