I have some work still to do, on my timing. I leave the house(my office) with intent to catch a sunrise or sun-set and always seem to get smite'd by traffic or a phone call or... some other bit of life that jumps in the way. Partly I just don't have the feel for "deploying" from the new house for after-work photo outings. Living in my old town, Robertsdale, I knew the traffic patterns like grizzled old farmers know the rain seasons.
On top of this, my work schedule this year has been a monumental juggling act. I can't really get into specifics but I CAN say that I'm basically working 13 hour weekdays and 8 hour weekend/days - 7 days a week. Some for my programming career and others related to some start-up projects for colleagues & friends. All things that fit in the work column - not the life column.
I'm not complaining, mind you. I've been blessed to have stayed healthy and had the opportunity to work on these things but boy, what a pace! :)
Regular ol' 48 hours weeks are going to feel so/easy by comparison, sometime early next year.
But today, it happened. I made a sunset by jetting out my door to the nearest body of water, right at 5pm. I used the NEX-7 because of it's convenient carry/size. The Sony NEX-7 is really turning into my go/to camera for all misdemeanor trespassing photo outings. The compact size is totally great for being on-the-move. I like the menu system and the swivel screen allows for some interesting angles. The 24 megapixel sensor isn't too shabby after all. The resulting images feel lightning-fast in post processing compared to the 36 megapixel RAW monsters coming from my D800.
The D800 will still be my Go/To for most above-board photo activities but in cases where I may land in the back of a police car for my antics -- the NEX-7 is definitely my bud. Hey Sony, there's you a marketing campaign :)
For this shot I drove past two no trespassing signs and parked my car stealthily between two boats that were hauled out on the shore. This wasn't exactly a black op. Despite 2 more signs warning that this area was for owners and club members only, I apparently looked as if I belonged because no one challenged my shutter-happy presence.
It was another epic Gulf Coast sunset and this photo doesn't even begin to do it justice.