On the anticipation and the hunt and the waiting

By |2011-10-17T22:10:58+00:00Oct 16th, 2011|

Last night, I met up with Naval optometrist and helluva guy, +Chris DeAngelis, for a wonderful afternoon/evening shoot around Boston. We didn't have much of a set agenda. As a new tourist to Boston, Chris expressed interest in shooting around the Charles River and so that is what we did.

Light was rapidly diminishing, so we had to find a spot that seemed good enough to offer several different comp options. When we first approached the Charles, we saw sunlight blasting downward and a more aggressive angle, but it was a rather small amount and at a distance.

As we hustled closer, I saw a break in the clouds and knew that when the sun reached a parallel point, we should get some interesting light spill. At least, I had hoped for it. :)

We stood there and waiting. Anticipation can be a killer, especially with something as fleeting as sunset light. Fortunately, our planning and waiting paid off. We were rewarded with this brilliant streak of exploding sunlight. As gorgeous as it was to shoot, it was also immensely breathtaking just to look at.

#Fuji #X100 #Boston #Sunset

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  1. Carlito Azurin October 16, 2011 at 4:15 pm - Reply


  2. Filip Farag October 16, 2011 at 4:15 pm - Reply


  3. Pamela Lukas October 16, 2011 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Lovely light!

  4. Chris DeAngelis October 16, 2011 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Yeah, that was a sick sunset! Good times!

  5. Andy Yeomans October 16, 2011 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Sunsets are always stunning and so is this.

  6. Brian Arsenault October 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Just gorgeous! I managed to snap a few shots of the sun shafts around 4pm out past Worcester, but they didn't come out half as cool as this…

  7. Louise Lévesque October 16, 2011 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Nice story !

  8. Markus Korsmeier October 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    lovely dawn, nice!

  9. Shelly Gunderson October 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Beautiful and thanks for sharing the experience.

  10. Richard October 16, 2011 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Stunning shot. Looks like a great town for photography… :)

  11. Richard Williams October 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm - Reply


  12. Mitch Stein October 16, 2011 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Beautiful composition Brian !

  13. Alex Alexander October 16, 2011 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Love the rays cutting through. Nice one.

  14. kris redwood October 17, 2011 at 3:31 am - Reply

    those rays are certainly doing something interesting all right. Smooth shot

  15. A.Barlow October 17, 2011 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Man, that light looks so awesome streaming through the clouds.

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