© Jill Jasuta

Bay Watch

A parting shot on the water

One spring evening, photographer Jill Jasuta headed to Chincoteague, Virginia, in hopes of capturing the perfect sunset photo. She didn’t find one, but as she wandered down the town’s Main Street, the post-sunset sky turned a deep twilight blue. Jasuta was riveted by the play of light, shadow and shape conjured by a bayside house she discovered, and the reflections in its flooded yard. Just outside the frame, a “for sale” sign beckoned.