Views from Downs Park

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A boat house and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in afternoon sunlight on September 11, 2015.

Downs Memorial Park in Anne Arundel County, Maryland offers some stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay. These photos were taken about an hour before sunset on September 11, 2015.

The mouth of the Patapsco River is just to the north and you can watch ships making the turn for the Port of Baltimore.

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A Royal Caribbean cruise ship heading into the Chesapeake Bay on September 11, 2015.
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Gulls in afternoon sunlight on September 11, 2015.
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The car carrier, Altair Leader, exiting the Patapsco River and heading into the Chesapeake Bay on September 11, 2015.
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A Royal Caribbean cruise ship heading toward the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on September 11, 2015.
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A sailboat in afternoon sunlight on September 11, 2015.
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Dusk at Downs Memorial Park on September 11, 2015.

 

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3 thoughts on “Views from Downs Park

  1. I wouldn’t have guessed you took the first few photos an hour before sunset until I read your words. It’s magical how fast sunsets come about – they are usually here before you know it. Bravo on the shot of the birds. Flying perfectly in sync and amazing eagle-eye and timing you had there. A treat of a sunset in the end too. A lovely orange hue.

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    1. That last hour before the sun goes down is my favorite time to be out with my camera.

      It isn’t called the golden hour for nothing; the light from the sun is traveling through more of the atmosphere and it bounces off more air particles and dust.

      The resultant light is diffuse and everything tends to have a warm glow; yes, golden hour is awe inspiring.

      The same thing happens at sunrise, but there are more logistics involved in getting out to see sunrises, namely getting out of bed.

      I got a bit lucky with the gulls, as a group of them passed overhead I fired off a burst of photos and caught one passing beneath its wing mate. They didn’t hold that position for more than a second.

      Right place at the right time is all that was.

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