Serious photographers aren't nice people. Okay that is a very general statement, not all of them are :). Here is the story:
Bass Harbor Lighthouse is one of the very popular location for Sunset, but also very good for sunrise when the sun shine at it. The morning that we were here, there were already lots of people here when we arrived. A couple of guys set up their tripods on this spot that I took this picture, it was the only spot you can take the picture with the reflection of the lighthouse in the tide pool. It was a gray and cloudy morning, and it was already pass sunrise time, so people are slowly leaving, but these two guys were not leaving. They had already took hundreds of shots already. While they were standing there talking and waiting for the sun to come out. I sneaked in front to take a few shots with the reflection. One of them yelled at me that I was in their way. I told them I was just taking a couple shots, I don't plan to stay there, and he told me, "Hurry up and get out!" which I got up and left right away. I didn't care enough really. We would have tried to go somewhere else, but it's a small area with steep and slippery rocks, not a lot of place you can go with the high tide. after another 15 minutes or so, they finally packed up and left. So I could take a few shot here without the sunrise. As I was looking through the view finder, suddenly like magic, the it lighted up. I look back toward the eastern sky, there was a small hole in the cloud the sun shined through, so I quickly took a few shots and the sun was gone within a couple minutes. After that we saw the same two guys during breakfast at the restaurant, I really wanted to go to them and show them my shots after they left...:-) but I didn't.
In the LV is the image I sneaked in to take a shot.
Now that we have to take care of Tyler, we can't get up this early wait for sunrise in the cold any more, but I'm not really missing it that much with all the crazy photographers.
Very accurate POV to get the reflection in the puddle, and you were rewarded by the ray of sun. But reading your note, I would not be part of a group of photographers to share a square meter for hours just to take this kind of picture, it's the bad side of this kind of pictorial photography.
Once I went to this arch in Canyonlands, the one that obviously is a must-have for a portfolio. I got there completely innocently, I had not the foggiest idea that it was famous whatsoever. Actually we went there in the afternoon, we were not alone but it was not crowded either but fairly pleasant. I only learned later how famous this spot was. I did not even like it that much, I don't think I would return. The arch sort of spoils the view, hihi, it is so big and in the way.
Fantastic two images, Way, both live a lot from the tiny water puddle with the lighthouse in it upside down. I especially find the red light eye catching but also the main image with the wonderful light is awesome too. Excellent job.
You really nailed it Way and it would serve those selfish togs right if you had showed them what they missed. The light is stunning and worth waiting for even if it was fleeting. The reflection is perfect. The CI is good too, but this one surely takes the prize.
I was really tempted to do so. but I was not the kind to rough it in people's face, even if they deserved it. Just like when we were in Alaska. There was a whole family staying at the same B&B with us, they were very friendly to us, they went for whale watching tour the day before us, they even pay an extra for a whole day tour, instead of a normal half day tour, and only see a few and didn't see any whale breach. We went the day after them, and as you see in my post, they were two whale taking turn breaching close to our boat. We say them just before they left to go home, they asked if we saw any whale breaching, I just casually said yes, and didn't show them what they missed.
What an awesome image - a definite favorite! That warm light is just stunning and of course that little reflection. I just love it! And I love your story too. I think you really should have gone over to those lovely men and showed them what they missed. Ha!! Instant Karma! :))
Yes, sometimes people can be just SO self-centered. Not just photographers either. Last summer, we were at a procession. We'd gotten there early so that we could be up front and were standing for almost half an hour with two little children (mind you, I'm not much taller, lol). Shortly before the procession started, a BIG guy (6'6" and 250 lbs) and his girlfriend came and stood right in front of us! Of course, you know me, I politely said, "I'm sorry, but we've been waiting here for half an hour so that the kids could be in front." He looked at me like I was a witch and rolled his eyes and walked away. Some people have no decorum! Good thing that most people do.
I hope all's well with you guys. I love seeing the videos and photos of the sweet little family. And next time you're in the neighborhood, let me know a few days in advance. You know I'll do everything to get together with my wonderful brother!
Hugs and kisses,
Sistercosmo (2017/11/01 01:34:13): Oh dear bro, no need to feel bad!! I'm just sorry that I missed you. Next time, for sure! I need to give Tyler (and you and Rene too, of course, but Tyler's first) some kisses. :*W.Lim (2017/10/31 22:11:01): Thanks Sister,
I felt really bad for giving you such short notice, I just didn't know how our time will be spent with many members of the family, until the night before. As you know we will be returning again and again since the family is there, will have a chance to meeting one day.
Sometimes all us of get a bit testy when someone or thing steps in front of the lens when were set up first. A quick step in front while they were gabbing under dull light should have been no big deal, what a pair of jerks. Both images are great, you got the best of it by waiting but the CI is also a keeper, not as stunning but different. I do like the light in the tower and the pink clouds in the distance. I think I have Quoddy Head in the same kind of light at sunrise.
fantastic view with the reflections that looks a window to another world. very beautiful place and well shown in this vertical compo. the visual effect of the light was really amazing. nice note about the photographers. yes, sometimes we face not good people. it would be funny to send a bus full of tourists crazy for selfies to invade their spot. haha.