THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTOS Watch my YouTube video about these photos. Stamford, CT is about one hour from New York City and sits on the north side of the Long Island Sound. I grew up on Long Island and am quite familiar with the waters on the Long Island side of the Sound but haven’t spent much time in Connecticut.
I arrived in Stamford the night before a seminar. I usually bring my camera when I travel and was hoping I would find some interesting sites to shoot while I was in Connecticut. After settling into my hotel, I made my way down to a local beach purely on impulse and was quite pleased to find this amazing wood and galvanized steel municipal fishing pier. I was instantly drawn to the strong geometric lines of the hand rails and floor boards. It was an overcast and somewhat cold, early fall evening. The grey-blue clouds were low and thick and swept inland by a strong breeze.
I setup right before sunset and continued to shoot until well after the light of day was gone. What’s interesting is in several of the photos the sky burns with a warm orange glow. It looks like the setting sun, but it is actually the lights of New York City reflecting off the low clouds. All-in-all, I love these photos and it was a fun and creative way to spend my evening in Stamford.
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