Photography of Roy Thoman

Sunset At The Wildlife Refuge

I was taking a drive through the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, near Titusville Florida, doing a bit of bird watching. I was seeing lots of birds but nobody was being particularly photogenic today. Even though the birds are not cooperating, it’s always nice to be out and about in the refuge. I was hanging around thinking that I would like to photograph the sunset. That wasn’t looking too promising either. All day the sky had been blue and cloudless. Not typically the best scenario for a great sunset. Sunsets are very unpredictable, you never know exactly what you are going to get. So I stuck it out taking in the sights and sounds of the refuge. About 45 minuets or so before sunset, I headed to the place that I had in mind to photograph. It wasn’t until I setup my camera and looked through the lens that I noticed the clouds. A few long thin windblown clouds had moved in, creating a very dramatic sky. Things were looking up. Now all I needed was a bit of color. As the sun slowly lowered into the horizon, the color filled the sky. I was glad that I stuck around. So along with your camera equipment, a photographer also needs a bit of optimism and perseverance.

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4 responses

  1. Wonderful photos.

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    February 7, 2019 at 7:29 am

    • Thank you Gallivanta! It was a beautiful evening to be outdoors. Until the mosquitoes showed up.

      Like

      February 7, 2019 at 9:56 am

  2. Pam

    Wow, you got some beautiful Florida sunset shots here. Bravo!

    Liked by 1 person

    February 8, 2019 at 6:20 pm

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