DH and I finally managed a walk in Caumsett Park today. All of the parks around here were closed for many days after the hurricane and it's only slowly that they are opening again. So many downed and damaged trees and ruined boardwalks made many of them unsafe until significant clearing and repair had been done. Even now, only the main walking path of Caumsett is open and the rest of the trails are still closed to the public.
On our way home we stopped at Lloyd Harbor Beach just as the sun was setting. The colors tonight were absolutely glorious and fortunately I had brought my trusty tripod and ND filters with me and was able to take a bunch of long exposure shots. The top one I think was around 3 mins and the bottom one 4 mins. There was even a handy dandy fisherman standing atop the rocks at the cove to make quite the perfect silhouette.
I've definitely fallen in love with this "long exposure" thing. It's quite the math game and a question of juggling camera settings versus available light and it becomes even trickier as the sun sets and the light changes second by second. There's a lot more practising to be done to get the shot right every time but it's a lot of fun experimenting and it also requires LOADS of patience!