I had spent all day in front of my computer, editing client photos. Such is the life of an event photographer. Events like weddings, engagement and other portrait sessions. When the work is piling up, the only way to get through it is to get it done. I my case, it means hours at the screen in Lightroom or one or more of the other tools in my virtual tool-belt.
It was time to get outside and get refreshed, through some exercise and some nature photography.
I packed my ultra-wide and telephoto lenses, knowing what kinds of nature I was looking for. Autumn colors, of course. So instead of autumn colors, I sought out the lake and the encroaching sunset. My gut told me to go where my brain wasn’t thinking about. It happens that way a bunch for me, when I go on a walkabout with my camera, seeking nature’s finest. I end up somewhere I hadn’t thought about.
So the lake and nature provided this nice sunset.
I walked around for nearly two hours, as the sunlight shifted from yellow to red, and onto the blue hour of the approaching night. The birds kept me company, as did several other folks out for an evening’s appreciation of the colors of sunset. A couple of very fun dogs spent some time, along with their mistress, also out for a walk.
It was a most refreshing change of pace.