This image has been waiting in the ‘to be posted’ folder since a birthday shoot on February 19th. I had shared another image from that sunrise several months ago
This long exposure image was taken 15 minutes before the other image (with that one showing the sun rising above Marblehead Neck). In this one, I decided to focus on the intense color coming from the red sunrise and allow the water to smooth with the five second exposure time.
As the title suggests, this image seems to fit perfectly with the old adage ‘red sky in morning, sailor take warning’. I decided to look up the origin of the phrase and found this information from the NOAA: “Picture yourself on a ship in the middle of a mid-latitude ocean. There the wind (and thus storm paths) is from west to east. It is morning and you are watching the sunrise. It is red. Since it is morning you are looking east, and the red sky indicates that there is high pressure there. Because you are in the mid-latitudes, the high is moving eastward–away from you. That could only mean that a low, and very likely an associated storm, is moving toward you from the west. Sailor take warning! Now picture yourself watching the sunset from the ship, and the western sky is red. That means that an area of high pressure is to your west, the westerlies are moving it toward you, and good weather is on the way–sailor’s delight!” Read the scientific explanation here: LINK