Well, I finally located a spot to shoot for an outstanding (as in still-to-be-filled) photography request. This was the third attempt in the past week. The only “problem” was the couple on this slip of land intent on watching the sun reach the horizon. I felt a bit like a paparazzo. There was no way to exclude them for the shot, so in the photographs they stayed.
While I may not have left with the shot I was hoping for, I had to make due with the circumstances. 10-15 minutes was about the time I had left to find another shooting location and there was no guarantee the next location would be a better composition.
I also realize this photograph is a tale of two photos. The top and bottom halves can stand as their own compositions. Maybe I am trying to do too much combining all these elements into one photo.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 200mm, f/11, 1/160 sec
Folsom Lake, Sunset, Couple, Reflection. El Dorado Hills, California. March 28, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.