Monday, September 30, 2013

Sunset, Kent Island, MD

As far as confessions go, I seldom make any. However, I will confess I seldom photograph sunrises or sunsets. In my earlier days as an photographer, I did make more of an effort. However, I believe sunrises and sunsets are best reserved for the gorgeous vista or an unusual moon like the Harvest Moon. Having said that, on my first day out on my trip to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, I arrived at my hotel fresh from dinner and realized that the sun was setting over the marina. So I grabbed my camera bag which was still in my car and ran for the patio at the hotel.

It was a very warm, humid Sunday evening on Kent Island. The hotel and marina situated on Kent Narrows, both sit on the north side of the main highway just after you cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The first place you stop once you're over the bridge is Kent Narrows. It was a busy area with hotels, restaurants, the marina and the like. I snapped several images of the boats with the sun setting behind them to the west.

This particular marina is called Mears Point Marina. There was a fort that once stood on this island called Kent Fort which was the first and also the oldest English settlement in the state of Maryland. Surely being right across the bay from Annapolis, there's a ton of naval heritage here.

As the sun made a quick retreat in the western hemisphere, I turned to the north and saw this image of the saltwater marshes in the bay looking back at me. The serene blue waters seemed almost magical. I only snapped two images, but I'm glad I did because that blue water draws me in every time. This is also the first time on this trip that I saw the saltwater marshes, right here in this spot. Little did I know I'd fall in love with them. No matter where I found them, be it Assateague or Chincoteague, or here on Kent Island, they were beautiful. Hope your week is off to a great start. ENJOY!

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  1. We had a boat when we lived on the Chesapeake and Kent Narrows was a spot we sometimes went for lunch. I'm glad you took the time for this sunset - spectacular sinking behind the boats.

  2. oh my goodness. Such beautiful images . You had to have had the time of you life.

  3. Gorgeous colors, stunning scenery.
    I like your photos very much.
    I come visiting you from " Scenic Weekends "
    ♥ly greetings from germany