I’ll tell you right off the bat I did not actually find the perfect sunset. Recently Fort St. John has had the pleasure of seeing some wonderful, beautiful red sunsets. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case yesterday evening. I saw the sun setting and thought maybe it would be spectacular, but then my dilemma was where do I go?
Having remembered seeing a good spot north of Fort St. John I took off towards Cecil Lake. Now this is a 26km drive through some Coolies, which take you into a large valley where you can’t see the sun. Looking back I actually went the wrong way, I was supposed to go towards Rose Prairie. I ended up going a ways down a farm road until I found this empty fields where I could see the sun slightly.
I’m not proud of these images, I wanted to do so much better. While some would say that these photos are actually pretty neat, which I think they are, but they’re not the level that I wanted them. As I don’t consider myself an actual photographer, I wanted to share them anyways and tell the story about them as it is the journey that I am on to learn how to be a better photographer.
So the tip I learned yesterday evening was to scout out your position first. Find the best spot for different types of photographs before wanted to take them. In my case during the day sometime I’m going to scout out the proper place to view a sunset, and also a place where it would make for an interesting photo. I assume that many outdoor portrait photographers are always looking for new places to shoot. Now that I’ve learned my lesson, I’m always going to be on the lookout for that special spot.