March 5, 2016

Peek-a-Boo Sunset

SDP 3-5-16
It was dusk at Myakka River State Park last night and I was all packed up, leaving the birdwalk after enjoying a pretty tangerine and cotton candy pink sunset.  Pausing at my car, I noticed the sky had suddenly transformed and now was a swath of deep orange glowing across the horizon.  I knew there was an oak tree nearby with a low hanging branch.  So, off I hoofed into the darkness (yes -- darkness!) and safely set up my tripod next to a park bench. I steeled my nerves by reminding myself (1) it's too cold for snakes to be slithering around; and (2) surely, park rangers wouldn't place a bench where gators like to roam. It took me a few minutes to figure out the proper f-stop and ISO. And then…voila! Spectacular evening.  Happy Saturday, everyone!

8 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh talk about taking your life in your hands SRQ! If there was even a hint of either of those nasties I'm not sure I'd have been brave enough. Your bravery was well rewarded!

Jens Hamn said...

oh wonderful ! you did well !

Andy said...

Just peeking works for me. :))

Brian King said...

Gorgeous! I love the tree silhouette!

Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

bill said...

A stunning image!

William Kendall said...

What a great resulting shot!

Kay said...

A spectacular shot. I'm not sure I'd have braved the odds as you did...then again it sure it beautiful. Good for you!