After spending the day at the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area along Lake Erie, I realized the sun was close to setting, so I decided to hang around and catch some sunset shots. I found a place that was just North of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (when you first turn in off the road toward Magee Marsh) and pulled off the road when I found some strips of water lined up with rows of trees. I was pretty happy with several shots I got from that evening – I tried a lot of different angles and framing with the trees and some with reflections.
This type of photo, however, is largely responsible for a quick decline in my eyesight the last two years… turns out you’re not supposed to look at the sun through a telephoto lens. (Which I actually knew, but somehow thought I could do it quick and avoid any trouble. Not so much.)
Exposure: 1/250 seconds
Focal Length: 175 mm