Sunset at River Ponds

Sunset at River Ponds

The weather was pretty decent today so I decided to go out and photograph my first sunset of 2011.  There were some clouds in the west which was even more incentive to head out with my camera.  I didn’t have time to go very far so I decided on just quick trip to the River Ponds below Tuttle Creek Lake. I checked the location of sunset using The Photographer’s Ephemeris and found a good location where I could get the sun setting across a pretty open stretch of the river ponds.  The photograph above was what I was greeted with when I got there. Gotta love The Photographer’s Ephemeris!

The Wide View

The Wide View

The texture in the ice at the shoreline was really reflecting the setting sun nicely and made for a great subject.

Along the Shore

Along the Shore

You can see the textures in the ice better in this shot.  I really liked the curve of the shoreline in this view and how it pulls your eye into the scene.

Coming in for landing

Coming in for landing

There are a lot of geese at the river ponds right now so after photographing the sunset I moved to a different location to try and make some photographs of the geese silhouetted against the sunset.  The geese didn’t cooperate that well but I still made a few photographs of them I was happy with.

Just Geese

Just Geese

All in all not a bad way to start off my 2011 photography!