Congrats to Kevin King for winning the Autumn Sunsets Assignment!
“Lindy Point overlook at the Blackwater Falls State Park, WV, is well known as a good location for sunset shots. I had visited this spot on several previous occasions and had always been skunked with clear skies and poor light. When I pulled up to the parking lot this particular fall evening, I was afraid I would not get a spot to set up as the lot was overflowing. It turns out that Joseph Rossbach was conducting a workshop that day and his group was already there when I arrived,” says King.
“Fortunately, the spot where I was looking to set up necessitates a jump over a small chasm, which generally discourages most people and sure enough, even though the main overlook area was crowded with people, there was no one in the spot that I wanted. I set up and was soon rewarded with the best light that I had ever seen here. The combination of the autumn foliage and colorful skies made for a great evening; you could feel the excitement as the skies continually changed colors as the sun set. It was a great evening and I was fortunate to be able to capture a small portion of it with the camera.”
Equipment: Nikon D800E, Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 lens, Gitzo 3541LS Carbon Fiber tripod, Really Right Stuff BH-55 ballhead