Some of the nicest light I've ever witnessed occurred yesterday afternoon at Mackerel Cove.
The clouds looked interesting at 4 o'clock, so I decided to go down for a quick shoot on Bailey Island. I took some photos around the Cribstone bridge as the light got more and more interesting, and finally decided to jet down to Mackerel Cove for the main show. I could see that the sun was about to dip beneath a layer of low clouds, but I really wasn't prepared for what was coming. As the sun finally made it's appearance, very low on the horizon, a beam of light shot out from between some trees 300 yards away. It illuminated the foreground in a way that I've never quite seen before. I ran down the field towards the beam of light, put it in the foreground, and lined up the entrance to Mackerel Cove in the background. It feels great to have a landscape that follows the rules of having interest in the foreground, middle, and background.