12513 - Jacobsen Lake Sunset jpg small 8As photographers, we know what golden hour is.

It’s that precious hour surrounding sunup and sunset when the light is magic and the whole world transforms.   Wonderful reflections, warm tones and wide smiles.

I have a cadre of friends who, like me, love to go shoot sunsets over the water at nearby Jacobson Park in Lexington KY.  On this night I was catching the fading of the sun as it headed to rest when a heron decided it was time for him to find a place to rest as well.  He was perfectly silhouetted against a bit of the golden fadings when I saw him gliding and captured that moment in time.

There have been many more spectacular nights over the water and some of them are shown here or will be once I make them.  But this was just a display of being at the right place, at the right time, with the right settings, the right lens, the right…

Well, you get the idea.    It was a right nice night.

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As a photographer and a hiker, I love making images of the natural world. I'm also and avid scuba diver and wannabe chef.

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