Wednesday, January 16, 2013
January 16, 2013 Sunshine on my shoulders.....
The wind had been picking up all day, so we had the pleasure of decent waves to capture besides. I was glad I had dressed as warmly as I had. I planned to get there just before 3:00 for some late day sun on the subject. I had never been here this time of day before in the winter, so I didn't know where the sun was going to set. Turned out, not in the right place. That area was behind too many trees and we got heavy clouds by that time anyway. But, back to the afternoon......sunny and pleasant....it was pretty nice on the beach, despite the strong wind. My eyes were doing their usual teary thing....every time I had my eye to the viewfinder. Strong wind does make my eyes water pretty seriously. Squinting my eyes in the viewfinder of the camera seems to make that worse....why, I have no clue.
This point is such a scenic, beautiful spot, I can sure understand why the old gentleman and his wife lived there all those years. He was a commercial fisherman, as were his sons. With most of the point in disarray and really, falling down....it still is an amazing spot. I took over a hundred photos in the couple of hours I was out there yesterday. A few of them got "likes" from my Facebook friends that are photographers......so, that always makes my day.
Since I wasn't going to have the fabulous sunset I thought I might get when I left...I decided I may as well walk back to the truck and head for home. You know, whether it is sunrise or sunset.....if there aren't some clouds....you get no serious color up in the sky. So, off we went. Back on the highway and headed for home. We got out of our little hole where the bay was and on higher ground and came around the corner and OH MY GOD.....you should have seen that amazing sunset that was happening right in front of us.....when I was out chasing one. I couldn't believe it. But, where to stop....there was no place except right on the highway. I got a bit further down the highway and angle was right to see it again. I know the lady that lives there and I almost tore in there, parked, and ran out with the camera and then went back to explain I wasn't crazy! But, I guess I was still hoping. As an afterthought.....I will do that next time....if there is one......I will park and climb on one of those cliffs in a hurry and just take that....even if there are no lake reflections and artistic touches. It isn't like they last long enough to give you a lot of choices. Anyway, I finally hit a spot where I could pull off the road and get down on the lake again. I did. Big bay here, no shelter....my cap blew off and was not about to stay on. I was still just trying to get on that beach and at least catch the sun itself as it disappeared for the day. The awesome sky was gone....but, I did get a sunset.