Beach at Dusk


Early Fall is a hard time for me. it’s difficult to accept that summer is really over. But the quality of light can be wonderful – low humidity, super clear, clean and crisp.  This photo for me captures a bit of this bittersweet time of the year.  The beach umbrella is down, the Adirondack chairs are empty, but the sky is beautiful and the sand is warmed up by the late afternoon sun.

 I used a very wide angle lens here, to get close and low on the chairs, but still be able to bring them all into the frame. The wide angle lens also has the advantage of a wide depth of field – the chairs are in sharp focus and so are the distant trees. It’s hard to see on the screen, but just to the right of the chairs are a couple of boats, and in the far distance, our local lighthouse, Green’s Ledge Light. 

How many times have I passed that light on a boat – it’s alway there, steady as the rock it sits on, an aide to navigation that gives one a sense of stability and connection to time and place.  And Green’s Ledge Light will surely be there when next summer rolls around.


2 Responses to “Beach at Dusk”

  1. 1 Catherine
    March 11, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Blake — great photo. I just stumbled over here from the 3MC website; I’m having fun perusing. This one made me stop and really miss home.

    Keep up the good work!

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