Sitting in my parent’s den here in Savannah, Georgia…this was the view through their bay window last night.
I drove down here yesterday to spend Halloween and my dad’s birthday with them. He’s 70… What’s that dad? You’re only 66? Is there a difference between 70 and 66? Oh, he said he’ll start telling everyone I’m 40 if I say he’s 70 again… so what I meant to say is that he is 29 again!
With such a magical sunset, I decided to step outside and try to capture how gorgeous it was with my camera. I’m not sure if I really served it justice, but I tried several different methods for showcasing a Savannah sunset over the marsh.
Here I’ve lowered my ISO to 100 and concentrated the focus on the spanish moss in the trees. You’ll see a little plant in close focus near the right…I wish now that I had pushed that out of the way, but in the dim light I didn’t notice it until later when I loaded the image on the computer.
Here I raised the ISO to 400 and focused on the little plant. (I knew I was photographing that plant this time). I like how this one turned out.
Finally, this is ISO 100 with blurred focus. I’ve mentioned before that I have NO idea what technically proper photography is, I just try to take images that I will enjoy looking at and remembering the time when I snapped the photo.
With that said, this is my favorite image. I love the hint that it’s a tree we’re looking at, but you don’t really know what it is other than lovely light. Yet I am certain that this is a technically flawed photo.
It truly was a magical sunset last night. If you’ve ever been to Savannah, I bet the live oaks and spanish moss remind you of your visit. If you haven’t been, I would recommend that you make a weekend trip to this beautiful coastal destination. I love that I get to visit my parents down here, it’s like a vacation with a home cooked dinner.