As a photographer, I’ve learned to trust my sixth sense which includes when I wake up before dawn, it means conditions are good for a sunrise shoot. With that in mind, I silently left the house at 6am and drove along Humphrey Street trying to judge the light. I spotted some faint pinks in the sky and turned onto Ocean then Atlantic before deciding to make my way to Front Street where the light seemed strongest.

I started shooting at Screeching Lady cove but then walked further down Front Street and took in this scene at Fort Beach. The sky was incredible with pinks and purples that seem to only happen during the fall. The October dawn that drew me out clearly had the same effect on others as there were three other photographers shooting along Front Street this morning.

I captured a video of this scene in between shots and said that the iPhone couldn’t fully represent what I was seeing. I knew the camera could and I will add that these was absolutely no saturation added to this image – it really was that vibrant and incredible. With low tide, the small pools of water did a great job accentuating the sky with their reflections broken up a bit by rocks.

I may need to put this on the short list for next year’s calendar…