I went to sleep on Sunday night after checking forecasts for the morning and thinking there was a descent chance at a good sunrise.  The chance wasn’t quite high enough for me to set an alarm but I figured that if I woke in time, I would head out the door.

Sure enough I woke at 4am and took that as a sign of good things to come.  I had mapped out the direction of the sunrise and decided that Crocker Park would offer the best vantage point.  I was pleasantly surprised to see how much Marblehead Harbor had filled in with boats.

One of the first things I saw when I arrived at dawn was the low hanging crescent moon and the boat in the harbor with its lights left on.  The two lined up so well together (with the green light of the lighthouse offset) that I decided to start with this composition.

More to come from the morning shoot in the days ahead…