Sunrise

Corker of a Sunrise

I can't recall what led me to wake up at 5am on April 14th but, as soon as I was up, I headed straight for Crocker Park and was rewarded with a corker of a sunrise. This is my third (and final) image from this morning where the sky shifted through red, pink and purple and the calm water reflected the light in the sky. I played with the composition of Marblehead Light, Childrens Island and the lone sailboat with wider and tighter shots but this was a really nice in-between that stayed in the 'to be published' folder until [...]

By |2019-08-21T21:00:11-05:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , |25 Comments

Fort Sunrise

I hadn't been back to Fort Sewall since the day after the storm that took down large pieces of what I affectionately called the Giving Tree. I had woken up early this morning for a different shoot after noticing the Hotel Marblehead's new paint job (watch for that shot tomorrow). I finished shooting from Pleasant Street and was disappointed in the lack of fog or a nice sunrise and was all set to turn back home when I decided to continue down to Fort Beach and see what had become of the tree. Last time I turned onto Front Street, [...]

By |2019-08-07T06:37:35-05:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |29 Comments

Doliber Sunrise

On July 1, 2015, I headed out to Doliber Cove at sunrise hoping for a solid showing. I arrived just after 5am and found perfect cloud cover from this spot along Beacon Street from which I composed this panorama to encompass the whole of Doliber Cove, Grace Oliver Beach and Brown's Island.  I lucked out with this 'Doliber sunrise' and shared one image from the shoot as soon as I returned home. This panorama took a bit more work and ended up relegated to the 'To be Published' folder for exactly 4 years as the harbor illumination and fireworks show [...]

By |2019-06-23T13:59:03-05:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , |7 Comments

October Sunrise

How about a beautiful October sunrise from 2017 to start this Friday? With some of these photos, I need to look back and see why I had not chosen them to share first. In this case, the image was taken literally 20 seconds before the peak light when I zoomed in and captured what felt was the stronger photo. Enjoy this one that has been sitting in the To Be Published folder since October 7th 2017.

By |2019-06-07T06:40:22-05:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Sky-Blue Pink

The internet is a strange and wonderful thing. I was looking for an image to share and stopped at this one of a brilliant pink and blue sky captured at dawn in mid-April. I shared two other images from this morning but, between the changing light and flexibility of composing with a zoom lens, had a number of 'keepers' from the morning. When it came time to come up with a title, I was lost. I decided to type in 'sky-blue pink' into Google and ended up going down a rabbit hole starting with finding it to be a modern [...]

By |2019-05-12T15:30:26-05:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , , |17 Comments

Dawn on an Empty Harbor

On a Sunday morning in mid-April, I lucked out with a brilliant dawn on an empty harbor. I began by shooting at the longest end of my zoom lens to capture the incredible colors near the horizon. However, I also wanted to showcase the empty harbor and the interplay of dawn's colors with the light of the blue hour that otherwise colored the rest of the scene. This shot was taken near the widest part of the zoom lens and allowed me to realize that feeling of dawn and the morning sun pushing away the last light of evening and [...]

By |2019-04-25T06:51:29-05:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , |11 Comments

Dawn’s Early Light in Marblehead

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 [...]

By |2019-04-15T06:36:42-05:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , , , |24 Comments

Dreaming of the Sunrise

I had a dream last night that I missed an incredible sunrise. One of those dreams where you can't quite walk fast enough and the destination just seems to get further and further away. Then I woke and stared out my window to see amazing light filling every window in the house from an awesome spring sunrise... I was too late to capture this morning's show (hopefully someone out there did) and so I decided to look back at recent 'unpublished' photos for a day when everything worked out and I was able to make it in time to shoot [...]

By |2019-04-10T06:24:39-05:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , |5 Comments

Ocean Sunrise

On the morning that I set out to capture the full moon setting over Old North Church, I couldn't help but shoot the sun as it came up as well. It was a clear morning with very little haze in the air and the sun appeared as a perfect bright spot in this ocean sunrise.  The surround sky took on a deep orange-red hue and I had to stop myself from shooting at this point to make sure I didn't damage the sensor on my camera.  Luckily, a bird flew by to break up the sky just enough and add [...]

By |2019-03-27T21:15:49-05:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , |19 Comments

Purple Harbor – Back from Hiatus

This year has gotten off to a slow start with only four photo outings to date. The lack of snow played a major role as winter scenes seem to lack a needed element without a bit of white coating. As I write this, we are due to have our largest snow storm of the season so the irony is definitely not lost on me.  Besides a New Years sunrise shoot and heading out for the Epiphany tree burning, I had only gone out one other time prior to this particular morning. As it happened, I had rented a lens for [...]

By |2019-03-03T22:18:58-05:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |14 Comments