These boats are lined up at the Sailing club in Fairlands Valley sailing club in Stevenage.
I took this picture in March 2012 as I walked around the park in the springtime looking for good subjects. James was with me and he wanted to go off to the playground so we were walking off in that direction when the boats lined up in the sun caught my eye. I fitted my Tamron 10-24mm super wide angle lens to the Pentax K-r I used at the time and got quite close to the boats and fired off about 10 shots at various levels of over exposure to compensate for pointing directly into the sun.
When I got back home and opened the shots in Lightroom, this was about the best of all the pictures I had taken. I had to pull the highlights down to the minimum setting and boost the shadows to the maximum setting, but the sun was very low in the sky so that didn’t really surprise me. To soften the image down and give it the slightly dreamy look, I dropped the clarity setting to about -30.