First question - where could I go locally? Any place could really work depending on how you want to accomplish the task. It's a great reason to get out and explore - get away from the boob tube and computer and other gadgets. For this session, I went back to Branford Harbor.
The sun was still not in a place I wanted just yet however there were some nice cloud formations rolling in. I have always been fascinated with them and feel they add character to the sky and provide a place for those last rays of sun to bounce off of. I also love water, so it made sense to make this a seascape image. As the sun continued to descend, the show began!
Any camera will do the job. Some photographers recommend faster shutter speeds, filters, photo editing programs, etc etc. I took the below shots with a digital SLR and changed between the kit lens and a macro lens. My ISO was set to 100 and my shutter speed to 1/100 or 1/160 seconds and bounced between f/16 and f/20.
Here are three sequence shots - the only photoshopping I did was to clone out a rock just kissing the bottom part of the frame in the first and last images, and ran an auto fix to the converted JPG.
James Beltz - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuL9LRFjzQQ