The part of the Island I wanted to get to was chained off to vehicle traffic, and I didn’t feel like walking the mile or so in that evening, so I opted for a less scenic stretch of shoreline. I was happy to have done that, mostly for this one photo. I’d originally been trying to get shots of the rocks along the beach with the sunset’s colors on them, and was getting frustrated because I couldn’t get the right combination of settings to capture both the shore and the sky the way I wanted. Then, right as the sun was slipping past the horizon, a family of geese slowly worked their way to shore and climbed the hill (I assume to find a place to sleep for the night.) I’m often fascinated by silhouettes, I think because they leave more ambiguity to a story than is usually easy to do intentionally. I can think of a few things that would have made this photo a lot better (different waves, etc.) but beggars can’t be choosers.
Exposure: 1/200 seconds
Focal Length: 17mm