Timing is everything on a sunset picture

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Timing on a picture sometimes can be everything.

Whether it’s capturing the perfect sports play or the emotion someone is displaying at a tragedy, photographers are always on the alert for the perfect picture.

On Saturday night, I decided to go take a picture of the sunset.

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Driving around, I originally was going to out toward the industrial park in Atmore. I drove past EscoFab out that way, but had no luck.

So, I drove back toward town with time not on my side — I might add — and I drove east off of Highway 31.

Luckily, I found a spot and there was a little time left to capture the moment.

Before I go on, I must tell you that two weeks ago, I didn’t have a clue as to how to take a sunset photo.

During Escambia Academy’s spring football game, photographer Ditto Gorme lent me some good advice as to how to take a sunset picture.

While at the game during a timeout, I took a picture of the sunset while at the Canoe school and it turned out pretty good.

I filed how to take the picture away in my memory banks for another day.

That day came less than a week ago.

So, I managed to find a good spot and started clicking away.

I looked at the picture through my LCD display on my camera, and was satisfied with my work.

Once I came back to my apartment, I downloaded the pictures on my computer and saw my work.

To say I was pleased with them would be an understatement. I was QUITE pleased.

With the satisfaction of knowing I did a good job, I couldn’t wait to capture the beautiful sunset again.

The question is, now, where’s that perfect spot to record the set?