Last Night’s Sunset – Devereux Beach, Marblehead, MA
It's been a while since I posted here so thought I would come back with a bang if you will.
Yesterday was a good day. It began with having the cast taken off my left foot where I had broken a small bone back on December 7. The feeling of having that weight lifted (literally) was tempered as soon as I stepped on the foot and realized I now had a long way to go in getting up to speed with walking. As it happened, I had a physical therapy appointment at the JCC a few hours later that went well. I had also thought to schedule a massage with Monique at Hand in Hand massage and she did a great job restoring some motion to the leg and giving me some great ideas…more on that in the weeks to come.
Before heading to Hand in Hand, I had stopped at home and grabbed the camera hoping to capture the full moon rising. As I drove, I noticed the clouds building and figured my shot at the moon would be lost by the time I got out. As I left for the car at 4pm, I did find the clouds had built up but now wondered if I might catch a nice sunset to make up for missing the moon. I drove directly to the end of the causeway and pulled over only to find the sky beginning to explode in a shower of colors.
I started off shooting into Marblehead harbor where the first colors of last night’s sunset were going strong as the sun finally dipped below the horizon. I then crossed the causeway and began shooting like mad as the sky took on a life of it’s own. I tried a number of compositions and likely will share many more images of last night’s sunset in the weeks to come. This image though was easily my favorite.
I had recomposed to include the lamp posts on the causeway when I saw the lights turning on and had repositioned the tripod so that the ledge of causeway acted as a leading line into the scene. I tried to include as much of the sky as the lens would allow and pressed the shutter at this perfect moment when the traffic had died down and the colors reached their peak. Right after this shot was taken, I took one with my iPhone to share on my Facebook page and then just stopped and stared.
I sometimes get so caught up in the act of trying to get a perfect shot as light conditions rapidly change that I forget to actually enjoy the beauty before me. This time I made it a point of taking a break and enjoying the beauty of last night’s sunset and its perfect timing as I shed the first physical limitations of a broken foot but also as I move forward with some fresh new ideas for this project. Couldn’t have asked for a better Wednesday in Marblehead.http://wednesdaysinmhd.com/2014/01/16/last-nights-sunset-devereux-beach-marblehead-ma/ #Marblehead #sunset #seascapephotography #landscapephotography #plusphotoextract #causeway #lamppostphotography #NewEngland