Bellamy Harbor Park
Friday evening I decided to give Bellamy Harbor Park a try for the sunset. I say “try” like I have never been to the park before but we all know I visit often for pictures. I guess the “try” thought is more a concept during my decision process as I was driving out of the parking lot. I didn’t have a definite location in mind but I knew I wanted to be out enjoying the evening, camera in tow, and hopefully I’ll find an interesting view I can use for a post. So, I turned right onto Black River Boulevard and headed to the park rather than left to end up at Delta Lake.
It was a good decision, I have a feeling Delta Lake was a little busier than I typically like when I am trying to grab a few sunset images. That isn’t to say the park didn’t have people, but it was a lot easier to find an unobstructed view. I started at the end of the park where the Mill St. bridge crosses the canal. I typically capture an image of the park and canal from the bridge as it offers a great view of the entire area, especially during a sunset. As I walked up the sidewalk from the parking area the view in the first image caught my eye. The light on the grass and in the trees was begging me to capture it. This is a different view of the park that I have not captured before and I really like how it turned out.
The second image ended up being from the bridge as I initially intended but it wasn’t until after I had explored a lot of the park. I tried the bridge prior to the sun dipping below the trees at the far end of the park but without a few more clouds in the sky it was too bright and the reflection off the water was overpowering. Once the sun had set, I walked back to the bridge and was happy to see the bright orange glow in the sky and the backlit clouds hanging over the treeline. This is the image I had in my mind as I was letting the car carry me to the park…