Rich and I headed to Newton Park for sunset last week. It was our first sunset visit there. The park was certainly busier at sunset than when I visited at sunrise! The last rays made a starburst through the trees as people gathered to watch the sunset.
As the sun slipped below the horizon, it seemed to light the clouds on fire.
I traded my birding lens and my wide-angle lens as I took close-ups of the clouds.
Common Gallinules laughed at me as they splashed near the cattails. I took my last photo as the sky lit up with color in the afterglow. What a pretty sunset!
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Hey, thank you so much for your photos! Super inspiring and all of them look absolutely stunning! I’m only starting to get into photography and nature, especially bird photos are so hard to do! Even though it might seem easy for some – I really struggle with capturing the movement or their expressions and making it seem natural like you would see them with your eyes and not through lens! I and many others would greatly appreciate some follow up How-to guides with a few tips from you if it is possible! Thank you again and hope to read from you more!