The backyard of my house faces west, so I get to at least see the sunsets every night from the comfort of my kitchen or living room, even if I don’t get to always shoot them. A few weeks ago, the light started to change and I had a feeling there would be a nice one in store. I always feel bad leaving the kids with my wife while I go out shooting (I get over it pretty quick once Im on location), so I thought that I’d would try taking D with me to see how he does – Heck, my buddy Mike Olbinski takes his kids storm chasing, so a hour trip should be nothing right?
There is a little recreational park built for military folks in the area that backs right up to the Tarklin Bayou. I hadn’t scouted it really, but there’s water and a sunset, so there had to be some shots… I put D in the car and we headed out. There was a little bit of beach where we stopped and I was drawn to these 2 remaining pilons sticking out of the water. I was able to get a good evening shooting and D enjoyed pressing the shutter on my wireless remote. Then he found a stick to play with and he was pretty self-sufficient. Of course, he still ended up knee deep in the water, but he still had a blast. Now I just need to get the kid a camera so he can shoot with daddy! :D(Click to view larger in the light box)