CT: Fairfield County: Stratford- Long Beach (off-Season Sunset)

Favorite winter activities are chasing icicles and “forbidden” sunsets. Capturing sunsets during the off season at locations that are otherwise for residents only. This evening brought me to Long Beach in Stratford.

It was 25 degrees today but the windchill was around 15! But I had not seen a recent sunset so darn it if I wasn’t going to see one tonight.

It was a very clear day which was lovely but the sky did not necessarily have a lot of character. That’s when I need to have some degree of creativity.

I noticed the glow on the sand and the stone jetty with the wind forcing the water to spray against the rocks. The colors were glowing against the shells and the water so I knelt low to see if I could capture them sparkling.

I was pretty surprised how well the sun’s glow reflected in the receding Long Island sound as the droplets sparkled on the shells.

I started to snap the sun setting against the horizon when the ferry began to approach! My camera’s focus kept faltering. I wondered if I would be fortunate to get the center shot.

And then there it was. The sun’s glow through the windows of the ferry. Exciting to capture, exciting to share another drive up sunset in an area which in season may not be as easy to see!

Long Beach, Stratford, January 2021

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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