Sunset Rocks the Water

I love how a long exposure at sunset leaves a misty boundary around the rocks.

Sunset rocks the water by Adam Morris on 500px.com

My true dive into photography started in 2005 when I inherited a Canon 40-D digital DSLR. Living in London, street photography was a natural fit, and I used to roam the streets taking pictures of everything I found. Slowly I started attending meetups and photography classes, learning news ways to take pictures. From those, I started learning the art of long exposures, especially during that magical moment when the sun is just rising or setting. These photos are fun to take, because they’re longer exposures – this one was 8 seconds… which gives you enough time to sit patiently and enjoy the moment while the camera is taking the picture.

Branch Lake at Dusk

Sitting on the water, watching the sun set over Branch Lake up in Maine.

Branch Lake at Dusk by Adam Morris on 500px.com

I don’t know what it is about the colors at sunset, but the world seems to come into a different focus. And that’s just magnified when you’re at the water’s edge. Maybe the lighting changes so quickly, that you can watch it happen, and this gives you a pause to slow down and actually just observe what’s happening around you.

Bright Bouys of Bar Harbor

I love Maine.

Bright Buoys of Bar Harbor by Adam Morris on 500px.com

When in Maine, I feel like I’m walking through a picture book. I loved these colorful buoys hanging on the side of a shack. Every year or so I’ll visit, and I’m always amazed at how vibrant everything is. Maybe it’s the lobster going to my head, but it feels like everywhere you look there is something that catches the eye.