Sometimes the best photos are the ones that you have to wait for. That was certainly the case when I took this shot at Blueberry Lake in Vermont. I had visited this spot before and liked it, but I had trouble finding the right composition for sunset. On this particular visit, I decided to wait and see what the sky would do once the sun had set.
I’m glad I did, because the result was truly magical. The photo you see here was taken at the very end of daylight, when the last bits of color were fading from the sky. I underexposed the foreground to create a silhouette of the reeds and grass by the lake’s edge. Behind them, the lake was alive with color – shades of pink and purple reflecting the sky and clouds above. The opposite shore of the lake curved around in the background, with more trees in black shadow.
The composition of this photo is somewhat abstract, but dominated by color. It’s a reminder that sometimes it’s worth waiting for the perfect moment, even if it means standing in the cold for a little longer. I could have taken a photo of this spot at any time of day, but I wouldn’t have gotten the same effect without the fading light of sunset.
Blueberry Lake is a small but beautiful pond near Warren, Vermont. If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend checking it out. And even if you’re not a photographer, I encourage you to take a moment and appreciate the beauty of the natural world around you. There’s something special about watching the colors of the sky change as the sun sets, and it’s a reminder that there’s always something new to discover in the world, even in familiar places.