Week 29 … #35 Color Harmony … Pier at Sunset

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Venice Fishing Pier, Florida

After living here in Florida for two years, I had not yet visited the Venice Fishing Pier down in Venice.  So last week hubby and I planned a late afternoon trip to the Venice Rookery and then on to have dinner at the Venice Fishing Pier while waiting for sunset.  Since it was mid-week, I thought there wouldn’t be much of a crowd.  Well, I was wrong!  What a zoo!  We were able to grab a last table at Finn’s upstairs as nothing was available at Sharky’s on the lower level, who had a very long wait list.  It was 6:00 mid-week!  We took time at dinner and afterwards went down to the pier to scope out best angles for photos.  It was only after the sun went down, that folks began to leave, clearing the beach.  And in my opinion, the best time for photos.

I am such a rookie taking sunset photos with my big camera.  Once I uploaded the photos at home, I was not pleased with any of them.  The one above was salvaged with much editing (see notes below).  I see that our Club has an upcoming field trip to the pier so I’m thinking of joining them and getting some tips on how to take sunset photos.  I just hope it’s not as crowded!!

Photo: Nikon D810, Tamron 70-200, ISO 800, 1/13 sec at f/13, 70mm, Exp. Comp. -1.75 EV, Lightroom + Luminar edits