As I was driving home on route 51 in Chippewa, I kept watching the sky. One minute it was pure white and snow was blowing creating a minimal visibility white-out and the next minute, the sky was as bright as a summer evening. After arriving home I kept watching the sky change colors and told my wife, I will be back soon, I need to get an image of this sunset. “What sunset? Its a whiteout!” Grabbing my camera bag, I was off and my goal was to head to Monaca and catch the sunset over the Ohio River but I didn’t believe I would make it before the sky changed again. Therefore, I went to a nearby park in Chippewa Twp, only minutes from my home.
Grabbing my tripod and bag I was off to the edge of the pond and was not disappointed with how the sky kept getting deeper with color. I am not sure if it was a combination of the snow swirling in the sky or something else but it was beautiful. I decided to use the widest lens I have which is a 7 – 14 mm f/4 (Panasonic) and welcomed the strong reflections on the water without the use of any filters.
Knowing that I didn’t have much time, I quickly set up my tripod, leveled the camera, exposed the scene, and was blown away with what the Lord provided me in the sky and painted on the water.
If you know me, you will often hear me say that we don’t need to travel far to find beauty in our neighborhood. There are an unbelievable number of places to photograph in Beaver County to show off the beauty and wonder that we were given.
Photography humor: Ever since switching to digital, I find there are only positives and no negatives.
From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name is to be praised. Psalm 113:3