Some of the best sunsets in the Southern Maryland area are watched from the boardwalk at Solomon's Island. The VERY best sunsets are seen from the bridge while you are driving over it. Why do they never install scenic overlooks on bridges :)
I'll try to catch up with commenting over the long weekend, there are just so many of us now in the dailies :)
The sunset sky turned out rather well I thought. But I don't know if there is just too much of the riverwalk in the foreground or what. It's also possible I should have got out of my warm car and walked over to the railing to shoot this :)
Initially a discard, I took this shot a couple of days ago while experimenting with high contrast silhouettes. Got to cleaning out my discards pile and remembered what I liked about the scene before I took the shot. The color, contrast and clouds reminded me strongly of approaching tornado weather in Mississippi where I grew up. Enhanced it in post.
Just 2 miles from my house at the end of the road. Overlooking the Patuxent River at the confluence of Cuckold Creek, Nat's Creek, and Mill Creek. The sun is rising over the Governor Thomas Johnson Memorial Bridge, which crosses the Patuxent onto Solomon's Island in Calvert County.
Solomon's Island (more of a small peninsula really) is very popular with the DC and Baltimore crowd in the summer. But in the fall and winter, the local residents of the island can stretch their legs and begin to enjoy living there.
I wanted to post something besides a sunrise/sunset for today's daily ... but I liked this too much. Besides, I need the practice for the Caribbean cruise I'll be on starting this weekend. I plan to devote nearly the entire cruise to photography :)
I'm not comfortable taking pictures with people in them. I just don't have a good feel for portaiture or catching the human condition. So decided to start small and do a sunset silhouette. Besides, she just wandered into range carrying a camera of her own ... so I figured she had it coming :)
alternate moonrise while the sun was setting.