This set of photos was taken near Annapolis, MD.
The pictures were taken on Thanksgiving at sunset on 11/28/13 at 5:50 PM
The "Take it!" Came as I took a few moments out from visiting with my friends who had once again invited me for yet another Thanksgiving Dinner. My brief exit was to go outside and see what I
could catch as the sun was setting. I took some distant shots of a boat that some friends of theirs had tied up at their pier as the home pier was having some dredging done necessitating
the temporary move. I had to hurry as the sun was already gone from the sky and I had been granted some of the final glow before darkness. I could not have asked for more. When
I walked down to the pier and made my way toward the boat for some possible close ups - I per chance looked at the darkening surface of the water - and there in the form of a tiny white dot - was
a reflection of the North Star. I looked up at the sky - and there it was. I took the shot with the hope that the resolution of the camera could catch this wonderful image. I
then resumed walking toward the boat, and much to my amazement the star moved right along with me, I carefully watched this tandem ness and decided to play with the image. Using the
image finder on the camera - I was able to center a rope from the boat that was attached loosely to a pylon that the light was able to reflect the slackened rope on to the water. With some
maneuvers and positioning - I was able to place the reflection of the star in the reflection of the loop in the rope in the water.
I consider this to be a catch of a lifetime. Even though it is not complex, it is none the less filled with a gentle strength that one is sometimes afforded with a moment or two, to connect
The After Take: To all that I showed these pictures to - everyone was quite taken with them. I again could only explain that I somehow was lucky enough to have been given this set of shots as a
The sun had slipped a bit further which had me return to the house while there was still a little bit of light to rejoin my friends and their other guests for yet another marvelous dinner.
I must say the evening was made ever so much more special with having had the privilege to catch these images.
I hope your Holiday Season was a joy,
PS: I will soon be sending off a small album to my friends which will include these photos. I hope they like it.
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Fozzy (Friday, 27 December 2013 21:37)
Great site, glad I stumbled onto it. So much to read, this will be my morning reading for the net few months while I catch up.
Gabe (Friday, 27 December 2013 21:38)
I like the placement of the star inside the ropes. Looks like it took some trial and error!
Jim (Friday, 27 December 2013 21:39)
That is an awesome boat.
Sally (Friday, 27 December 2013 21:42)
Beautiful photo. You put so much into each shot it is very admirable. I must say it makes my breakfast/dinner a couple times a week looking at your work.