Over the past few days we have had such a mix of sun and clouds that scheduling activities becomes risky and you never know what sort of light you will have. Sometimes that unpredictability presents an opportunity. One evening, as the sun was out of sight behind the trees but still not yet set, we had a brief moment of a golden glow that sent everyone hustling for her camera. In most cases we all were a bit too slow to capture the peak moments. By the time I got a shot of the monument in the harbor entrance, it still was bright, but no longer golden. The cormorants didn't care.
My shot of the backlit treetops only caught the final seconds and did not show the earlier sparkle.
The shoreline on the opposite side of the bay near Castine also turned golden.
It was a rare and special moment. It's too bad that we weren't able to capture it at its most dramatic..