I wrote at the time: “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.” Strong turned out to be an understatement as pink-purple light positively erupted in the sky over Fort Beach on this morning. The low tide allowed for rocks to break up the reflections in the still water of the beach and harbor beyond.

For the incredible colors and the sixth sense leading to an early wake up, ‘October Dawn’ is my 8th favorite image of 2021.