All day today and most of the afternoon thunderstorms rolled through New England, and when the weather turned nice in the late afternoon, I knew I had to try for a sunset with the clouds that remained! I was going to try and shoot from the beach, until I realized that the sun sets over land this time of year over here (the CT shore is south facing), so I drove along the river and saw this view and fell in love.
An interesting thing happened while I was setting up my tripod these two guys started walking from across the street towards me. It was a purposeful walk, and this isn’t high-income housing (not poor, either), so I get slightly nervous as they approached. I was hoping they owned the business of the parking lot I was borrowing or local concerned citizens. I was wrong. The older of the two guys used to be a pro photographer and lived across the street and was curious about what I was shooting! We shot the breeze for about 30 or so minutes until the bugs got too bad and the light was fading. It was a cool experience 🙂
18 mm, 1/4 sec, f/16, ISO 100 (Gold Star Sunset)
18 mm, 1/6 sec, f/16, ISO 100 (Sunset on the Thames)
44 mm, 1/15 sec, f/16, ISO 100 (Two Bridge Sunset)