Running to the sunset

This photo was taken at Potawatomi State Park, located just outside Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. After a day of exploring further north in Door County, we finished our day with a hike along one of the trails of Potawatomi State Park. We started our hike from where this photo was taken a little over an hour before sunset, thinking we would be back before the sun disappeared below the horizon. However, we underestimated the distance of the hike and it was getting pretty dark in the woods near the end of our hike. Our hike turned into a run for the last few minutes and we made it back to where we started just in time to catch the end of a beautiful sunset.

Sunset with a fence in the foreground at Potawatomi State Park.

The Journey Begins

Welcome to Adventures Beyond The Lens!  Each day I will be posting a photo with an accompanying story that goes beyond what can be seen in the photo, whether it be about the location where the photo was taken, why I created the photo how I did, or the wild circumstances behind the moment that the photo captured.

Deceptive Sunrise in San Diego

This photo was taken from Shelter Island in San Diego last November.  The walk along the water is quite nice and the sailboats anchored in the bay make for an interesting photo subject.  I refer to this photo as a deceptive sunrise because the photo gives the impression that it was a wonderful sunrise.  The reality is that the sun was hidden behind the clouds the entire morning, with the exception of a three minute when the sun appeared between the clouds covering the horizon and the clouds up in the sky.  I took several photos during this brief time and this one is my favorite.

Sunrise with 3 sailboats in the San Diego Bay