It’s only been a year since I started snapping sunset pictures. Many good ones “got away” on nights when I decided to stroll the Stockade without my PowerShot or never got out at all. On other evenings, I failed to do justice to the loveliness or majesty of the sunset — often because of poor timing, but also due to a lack of experience as a photographer. One thing I can say for sure, however:
My very favorite photographic sunset experience took place on December 28, 2008, along the Mohawk River at and near Washington Avenue and Riverside Park. No matter what direction I looked, and through several sunset stages, the December 28th sunset thrilled my eyes, and left me wishing Ms. Right had come along to share it with me.
this early-stage sunset view from my backyard:
. . . and, the only time the view southward up Washington Ave. seemed to merit a sunset photo . . .
. . . then, looking west from the path in Riverside Park, near Washington Ave.
. . . and, turning around for this shot looking east . . .
p. s. The very next afternoon, a little before sunset, I took these shots from virtually the same spot in Riverside Park: