Tuesday night was the meeting of the Massasoit Art Guild Photography Group. At our April meeting, our leader Dayle suggested we all gather at White’s Landing in Brookfield to photograph the sunset over the Quaboag River. White’s Landing is one of the few places around here that you can actually and easily watch the sun set. The other place is on the Quaboag Pond boat landing. Being surrounded by hills and trees has its challenges.
After April and practically a whole month of unrelenting sunshine and blue skies, wouldn’t you know that on Tuesday it rained all day? Believe me, I’m not really complaining. We need the rain. And, as if trying to cooperate, it did stop except for a fine mist by the time I had to leave to go to the meeting.
My hope was that there would be a break in the clouds and a little bit of sun would poke through, but no such luck. It was downright grey and the clouds were thick. Well, what the heck? We went anyhow and clicked away.
I came home and was surprised that Dayle posted one of her shots on Facebook that night and it was really good. So I looked at my pics the next day. Not impressed. I decided to let them percolate in my brain for a while and go back to them. Still not impressed. But I set to work on them anyhow. Here’s what I came up with. I sort of like them. I think that I met the challenge of making something out of not much. But I hope that the next time the darn sun actually makes an appearance.
|Watching the cars buzz by on Rt. 148.|
|Looking toward Quaboag Pond.|