Sunset at Huntley Meadows

August 06, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

I was in a good mood on Thursday and decided it might be fun to go out and shoot a sunset at Huntley Meadows. It's not the kind of place one normally thinks of when looking for good landscapes. It's famous as a wildlife preserve, where people go to watch birds, such as herons, egrets, and osprey. However, I thought it might be nice for a sunset because the lack of trees and high buildings would provide for a more open sky—I wanted something dramatic with clouds.

Fine art photo by John Baggaley of a peaceful sunset at Huntley Meadows, Virginia.Sunset at Huntley Meadows I was surprised to find the meadow looking so green. We've been experiencing serious drought conditions. All the green grass in the photo might lead you to think otherwise, but the presence of the drought is obvious if you've ever visited Huntley Meadows under normal conditions. Most of what you see in the photo is normally underwater. On Thursday, I saw very few birds (no water means no fish to feed on), but I saw a lot of deer and the cloud formations made for a fabulous sunset, which is exactly what I was looking for.

 


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