At The River

It was an unseasonable 70 degrees in the Philly area today, so when I got home I suggested to my son we head down to the river to photograph the Sunset. It was both the first time I was able to do some sunset photography with my G7 and the first time he’d been out to take sunset photos with his camera.

It was nice being able to use my phone as my camera shutter as the Sun descended to the horizon. It allowed me to change settings with ease, allowing me to play with a wide range of apertures and shutter speeds. The colors in the sky weren’t very exciting, but I was able to get some decent reflection off the water.

Editing my photos was another matter. Aside from a piece of dust being on my sensor, which I hadn’t noticed during the shoot, I found the colors tended to shift toward a purpleish tint as I my my adjustments. This could be corrected without a lot of effort, but it was a bit disappointing to see.

One cool thing was a kayaker who paddled into my frame, crossing the Sun’s reflection as he made his way across Palmyra Harbor. I got some nice shots as he made his way across my frame, and I put my favorite below.

Kayaker at Sunset
Panasonic Lumix G7 with 25mm lens • ISO 100 • ƒ/22 • 1/80 sec

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