I mentioned in my last post that I had a dream about missing the sunrise and had lamented a few missed opportunities in the past few weeks. With a storm heading our way, I decided to check on cloud forecasts for Sunday morning and found the results promising. With that in mind, I set an alarm and went to bed hoping for a nice showing of dawn’s early light…

I left the house before dawn and drove down Pleasant Street heading to Crocker Park. As I drove, I looked up at the sky and thought I saw hints of purple overhead. I lucked out with a parking spot and walked up the small hill to Crocker Park and saw this scene before me. I quickly ran down to where the three benches stand with a small overlook and set up my tripod and camera.  I started capturing the scene of Marblehead Light with its green beacon reflecting in the very still waters of the harbor with three boats on their moorings including the larger sailboat perfectly positioned in a calmer patch of water. The sky began to brighten in shades of deep red before exploding in purples that lit up the high clouds and reflected in the water.

When it came time to name this image, I struggled a bit – after sharing over 2,000 images of Marblehead, it’s hard to make sure I don’t use the same title twice. As it happens, I had chosen a fairly similar title for another image captured in April 2018. I decided to add an apostrophe to Dawn’s Early Light for lack of any other words to describe the scene before me.  It goes to show that the best month for capturing dawn’s colors in Marblehead seems to be April…

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