Canon EOS 6D | EF 24-105 f/4L IS @24mm | 0.4s, 4s | f/11 | ISO 400 | Marumi CPL
Dusk. Lindy Point. Blackwater Falls State Park.
My first visit out to West Virginia in quite a few years, and probably my first real trip out to West Virginia with a focus on photography. My trip was centered around Blackwater Falls State Park and the Dolly Sods area. I knew there was a few locations I absolutely wanted to visit, and this particular location, Lindy Point, was first on the list.
Having seen some excellent photos taken from this spot, especially around sunset, I was hoping that my one evening there would be a good one. Unfortunately, as seems to be my luck lately, that was not to be the case. Partly cloudy conditions later in the afternoon turned into an almost cloudless sky by golden hour and I was left with little interest and light that could have been much better.
However, right around when the sun finally set, and shortly after, a few clouds appeared on the horizon in the direction I was shooting, giving some much needed color to a quickly darkening scene.
Met quite a few other photographers there also waiting for the sunset, and had some great conversations. Gotta love meeting others that share the same passion for photography.
So, here is my take on the Lindy Point sunset scene, with my personal interpretation as usual. Enjoy!
Technical details for those interested: Originally bracketed this shot as 5 separate exposures. Chose two to work with, a 0.4s exposure for the sky, and a 4s exposure for the ground. RAW Conversion performed, then the two images were blended with a technique utilizing the blend if sliders. Color and contrast adjusted with a touch of my usual style.