Often the ocean takes my interest, yet on this particular evening it was the wet lands. At first the color was rather muted as the sun began to fall. The larger tree reflected in the water caught my attention and the layers of marsh alternating with the water. I took several shots working both horizontally and vertically framing the composition in different ways. The sun fell and the colors continued to become increasingly vibrant, saturated hues of orange, pink, and purple. This was roughly thirty minutes or so after sunset. The color drew my eye across the sky toward the refections in the foreground and along the reflected large tree that first caught my eye.
I just passed my one year anniversary having returned to Maine last May. It was one of the craziest and most challenging adventures of my life. It was a powerful time to say goodbye to one chapter in my life, a chapter that had never really worked for me. This also became an important start of a new chapter to just be me and to follow my instincts, passions, and ever evolving love for outdoor adventures (and of course lots and lots of running). A year later, I am happier than I have been in a long time and it feels wonderful to be "home" surrounded by my family, friends, and a beautiful landscape to explore and photograph every chance I get. I love to travel and go places near and far but Maine is and will always be home.
Simply, yet powerfully stated:
"Where we love is home- home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Sunset Wetlands at Reid State Park, Georetown, Maine, USA. © Jlynn Frazier.