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Indian Point Trail | by Dave the Haligonian
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Indian Point Trail

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The trail at the end of the Indian Point Road.



The ragged east coast baby!

Nova Scotia, Canada

(I added it to the map)



I shot this a couple weeks ago on the way back to the car after shooting the sunset.

This is a really nice trail that doesn't actually get much use. It's only about a 10-15minute hike (depending on snow of course) to get to the ocean. It's a great spot as it faces west so you can get a good sunset shot. This is the worst time of year for shooting outdoors because the snow is pretty much gone but nothing is growing yet so it's just gray everywhere. Why I never took this shot when there was a lot of snow down is beyond me. Maybe the light wasn't great or something?


The sun had set about 10 or 15 minute by this time but there was still quite a bit of light in the sky. This is the start of the blue hour. You can capture lots of really cool (literally) color in the sky during this time. If I'm out taking pictures during the day I concentrate most of my shots in about a two or three hour period. It starts about an hour before sunset (the golden hour) and last about an hour or so after sunset (the blue hour). I'm estimating that the actual sunset lasts about 1/2 hour (dusk) where you can get those amazing yellows and reds in the sky.

I guess what I'm getting at is don't just pack up your gear and head home because the sun has set. Shoot a city skyline just as the lights come on. Get some cool shots using long exposures and capture that deep blue sky with the motion of the clouds, etc, etc...


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Nikon D90 : Sigma 10-20mm @ 10mm : 1/6s @ f/8 ISO 200


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Taken on February 27, 2009