Said to be among the most photographed sights in Maine. Getting this shot offered a hilarious opportunity to observe the manly photographers among us. Three “serious” photographers with tripods, perched on the rocks. Me and two guys. They were together and got there first. Rt helped me clamber over the rocks to get to a good spot. Already, the manly men were superior for having gotten “better spots” than mine. I’m set up, taking shots, reframing, watching the sunset, which isn’t spectacular, but is the only sunset I’m going to get that day. I’m going to do something with it — this girl is working what I’ve got. I did not hear another shutter release the whole time. My read was that the guys were so busy impressing each other by not being impressed that neither could take the first shot.
Of course, my bent toward dramatization could have completely misread the situation. Or they could have silent cameras. Or a hundred previous visits to the same spot, so it truly wasn’t worth the extra shot. MYOB and I got this shot.