After a gloomy week followed by a mostly gloomy weekend the Sun returned to Connecticut. The clouds did rule until 4:00 PM, but late afternoon of Sun can (and did) save the day.
I took a quick shower, threw a few lenses in my backpack, dropped the top on the toy car and headed out.
I’ve written before about my daily drive down Tuttle Avenue behind Sleeping Giant State Park. My normal exit from Mount Carmel is under construction so I’m detouring to River Road. That let me scout a few new locations that looked photo worthy.
I walked about fifty yards down a well beaten path to the shore of Butterworth Brook Reservoir. This is an area of idyllic beauty easily passed without a second thought.
The photo above is slightly augmented using Luminance HDR. There’s just too much dynamic range for a camera to capture natively.
Later I moved to Tuttle where the horses I wanted to shoot were behind an ugly wire fence. I thought the road itself might make a nice long lens photo so I twisted on a telephoto and began to scope it out. Within a few seconds I heard the throaty rumble of a motorcycle.
In the movies this guy comes shooting by like a bat out of hell. Not today. He couldn’t have been doing much more than thirty when he crested the hill.
I have no idea who’s riding the bike, but if you do will you tell him I have a pretty cool shot he might want.