Spring is Springing | New Bern, North Carolina
One fun thing about really concentrating on shooting sunsets over the past year is being able to watch the seasons change as well as the sun’s path in the sky. A spot I like to get out to at least once a week is the boardwalk area behind the NC History Center in New Bern. It has been great watching the plant life go through its stages of growth, death and rebirth over the past year. Along with it, the arrival and departure of different birds is something to be noted as well. This week, I have noticed that some color is returning to the marshes. Leaves are starting to show on the trees and lily pads are staring to appear in the water.
Anatomy of a Pastel Sunset- This sunset, shot on February 29, was taken during one of my favorite conditions. Pastel sunsets are great, and I’ve found them to occur when there are low clouds on the horizon and high clouds throughout the sky. The low clouds seem to push the sun’s rays upward, while the high clouds diffuse the light and cast it over everything. With the blue sky showing through, everything takes a nice pastel hue.
The shot: Nikon D90, 8mm Rokinon lens. f/22, 1/10 second, ISO-200. Two exposures, manually blended.