I remember when I took this photo in February that it had been prompted in large part by someone at the Reporter asking if I had any shots of Brown’s (or Crowninshield) Island. I had to confess I didn’t have any that featured the whole island and so I made it a point to head down to Harding Lane and find a good vantage point.
I had chosen a day with good clouds and a nice wind and decided to shoot this as a long exposure. The fading light made exposures quite difficult and I managed a single good image in one hour of shooting. This was taken using a shutter speed of 148 seconds which allowed the water to blur and the clouds to appear as if they were racing by. The light of sunset reflected perfectly off the island and bathed it in a warm red glow.