Just in Time
The day had gotten away from me. I had the whole thing timed out about when to finish up work, run some errands, and make it to Narragansett for some dusk long exposure photography. But the day got away and before I knew it the sun was sinking lower in the sky. I was on my way home but luckily I still had my camera with me, so with one eye on the road and the other eye on the setting sun, I headed for North Kingstown Town Beach, the nearest piece of accesible coastline. It was 5:30 and sunset was at 5:34. I made it to the parking lot at 5:32 and grabbed my camera and tripod, not even giving myself time to put on gloves for the cold air.
I set up and took one frame. My filter was on sideways. I adjusted and took another frame. The horizon was still crooked and the composition didn't have enough sky. I shot another frame. The pink hues in the clouds were evaporating before my eyes. I took a few more frames just to be sure. I only captured 10 shots before the pink light had completely gone and I crossed my fingers that one shot had worked!
I came back to the computer and here was shot number 4! I'm very happy with the results since I was only there for about 10 minutes. I wish I had been there literally 3 minutes earlier to capture the most vibrant pinks of the evening, but this shot will definitely do. Available as a Fine Art print over at www.catebrownphoto.com.