I found out just before Fathers Day that The Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT is having a photo contest. The deadline to submit is July 13th, so I figured I would head down there a few times over the next couple of weeks and try to get a few good sunset photos, maybe some long exposures with clouds or even some sunrise photos. Who am I kidding, I'm not getting up at 4 am to get down there for sunrise photos. So anyways, there was a narrow line of rain and possible thunderstorms rolling through our area so I decide to head down Fathers day evening to try to capture something. Kids fed, bathed and ready for bed, hand off to my wife and I was on my way. When I got there, I found that it had not started raining yet and the sun really wasn't doing anything, so I decided to set up on the Haddam side and take a few photos across the Connecticut River. If I'm not doing long exposures, I typically will take seven brackets. My Canon 5D Mark III will do this for me automatically. After being in this spot for 10 - 15 minutes, I decided that getting down close to the water was a better idea then where I was. It was a lower tide, which was good, but I was wearing flip flops, which was bad. Don't know what I was thinking wearing flip flops. Anyways, here is one of my first set of brackets on the edge of the river, processed with Photomatix for this HDR shot.