Newick's Lobster House - Dover, NH -USA
This is one of my very early HDR photos and I learned a bit lesson while taking it. By this time I had spent a couple hours taking pictures on the route 4 bridges in Dover, NH. During golden hour the sky was lit up a bright yellow on the horizon where there was a small break in the clouds, but it was largely contained in a small area by the low stormy looking clouds that were sprawled across the rest of the sky. I watched from my carefully picked spot until the sun was just crossing the horizon, but the color seemed to be fading rather than spreading. When I finally grew impatient, and somewhat annoyed at what appeared to be a dud of a sunset, I started the half mile walk back to my car which was parked down the road at Newick's Lobster House. A little more than halfway through my walk back to the car I glanced to my left through the leaf bare trees, and to my dismay I saw that the colors in the sunset were making an incredible comeback, and instantly I knew that I had messed up leaving my spot. Knowing I didn't have much time to try and get some shots before the color disappeared I set off at a sprint towards the car with my camera and tripod in hand. I didn’t know what awaited me behind the restaurant but I hoped that I could quickly find a decent foreground to shoot. Out of breath, I arrived to this scene, and a frantic ten minutes ensued before the light was all but gone; thankfully not before I managed to capture a couple of interesting shots! And in the end, lesson learned: don’t ever give up on a sunset too soon!
NewicksHDRNew HampshireUNHSeacoastNikon D300