Autumn Sunsets Assignment Winner Kevin King

'Last Light at Lindy' by Kevin King

‘Last Light at Lindy’ by Kevin King

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