I ran out last minute this evening to photograph the sunset. The spot I was heading towards was inaccessible, so even more last minute, I headed in another direction.
The sky was brilliant, with light reflecting off the impressive storm clouds that were rolling in. It was perfect for a panoramic of the Kent Narrows…but I’d chosen the wrong vantage point. At the end of a doc, which angled just so that the corner post was in the way and unless I wanted to hang off the dock and try to swing my camera’s view AROUND that post, I was out of luck. Sort of.
I tried starting the panoramic from two directions, meeting in the middle from slightly different angles. It worked…sort of, but the stitching was tricky.
So I went with the obvious solution.
Or, well…I decided the panoramic needed a post?
Sometimes bad planning means having make do with what you can do. Oddly enough, the panoramic with a post is sort of growing on me.
I had just enough light left to hit another location a couple of miles away. And since I was breaking all the rules and running out of light…
Tide like this calls for longer exposure. And there’s a port-a-potty in the shot. Some days are just practice runs for days with better time management and planning.
I can’t complain. I still got to SEE the beautiful skies and experience shooting in perfect spring weather.