Friday, May 4, 2012

Best laid plans…


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.

12 comments:

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful landscapes! The sun helps the photographer. Maybe next time:). Greetings from Brasov!

Sandra said...

i like the first and the third shots and you did a great job with the cloudy weather.

TexWisGirl said...

i agree w/ sandra. 1st and 3rd were my faves, too.

karen said...

well they look good to me...

Pamela Gordon said...

This just goes to show you that even clouds and water can make for beautiful photos. Great photos!

Love for Food and Photography said...

it would be nice, taking part of a photography group, there are always new ideas, styles and inspirations.
I take part to another class, actually, and I like very much when we "go out" :-)
but I know the disappointment when the weather is not what we expected (and mentally prepared) for our photography!
I love your landscapes in B/W or doing something different :-)
Wish you a great sunset the next time!!!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Excellent light trail work Barbara. And i also like the first black and white photo.

Shaun Valleys ShutterBug

Chatty Crone said...

I like them all, but love 1 and 3. sandie

Robert Geiss said...

In my opinion, these are fine pictures. Like the first and second one best. Please have a good weekend.

Nancy said...

I think these are great, Barb. Making the best of a drizzly evening can sometimes produce interesting shots. Well done.

Debbie said...

well....i really like them.

nice for you to have a photography group, i think i would like that!!

Rambling Woods said...

I really like them..but did you enjoy getting out even with the rain and the gray?...sometimes I think that is as important as the best photo..or I tell myself that as I don't get the best photo..LOL...Michelle