Sunset at the Beach

After showing at a small art fair in Florida I spent a couple of days relaxing at Grayton Beach State Park in Florida’s Panhandle. These are some of the best beaches in Florida and are worth spending time photographing.

Sunset, Florida Panhandle
Sunset, Florida Panhandle

The clouds had a surrealistic look to them so I went out hunting possible locations to capture the late afternoon light. I found a pavilion just west of the park and took several test exposures to check for lighting variations and practice angles. After doing several tests and moving the chairs around to achieve the composition I was happy with I settled in and waited for the light. Often I will spend up to an hour or more taking exposures of a scene as the light changes.

Romantic Sunset for Two
Romantic Sunset for Two

As I waited I had an unexpected surprise, Alan Klug another Art Fair photographer came up to check out the pavilion and stayed for a visit. After awhile he wandered of to check out other possible sunset shots and came back deciding as I had earlier that this was the best angle available. It is not how many images you take but the quality of the images you capture and enjoying the time and light while taking the images. We spent the next hour photographing a great sunset and sharing a few stories over dinner.        

About europeanimages

Light is both the photographer's palette and brush. Harnessing available light is a skill learned through the study of technical theory and then applying it in the field. My goal as a photographer is to search out the images that interest me artistically, then once I have found the essence of that place I use composition and light to enhance the images. View all posts by europeanimages

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