It's been over three months since I last woke up in the pre-dawn hours to chase a sunrise. For the most part, the last month has offered little in the way of good light to make up for any lost sleep. However, I noticed that I missed a nice sunrise this past weekend which made me want to look back and see just how long it had been since I had last shot the sun rising up from the horizon. This outing on April 15 turned out to be one of my more memorable sunrise shoots. I came away with [...]
So technically not really 'first dawn' which would imply January 1st but it seemed like a nice play on words with First Harbor and dawn... This was captured on the morning of April 15th when I lucked out with the second nice dawn outing in a row. I shared one image earlier of Gerry Island after the sun broke the horizon but this one was taken about 5 minutes earlier. I had zoomed out to 24mm to capture the whole of Little Harbor with Gerry Island as well as the edge of Brown's Island on the left and the houses [...]
Two great sunrises in a row! So I wasn't entirely sure if it was worth setting an alarm for 5:30am again. I had checked my weather apps and saw some cloud cover predicted but then I recalled that age-old saying 'Red Sky in Morning, Sailors Take Warning' and figured, with rain coming later today, it was worth it. I woke and headed out with a single destination in mind - Doaks Lane. With the tide low, I knew the natural land bridge to Gerry Island would be at least somewhat visible and serve as a great leading line to the [...]
The light really doesn't get much better than this view of Little Harbor at dawn... On Saturday, December 12th, I woke before the dawn and headed down to Little Harbor hoping the old adage 'red sky in morning, sailor take warning' might prove true with predictions of strong rains later in the day. I arrived to find a mostly empty harbor and the first hint of light in the sky. I started shooting when the lights turned on in one of the working boats headed out for the day and kept at it as the sky brightened. Twenty minutes after [...]
I just couldn't wait until Monday to start sharing images from this morning's beautiful dawn over first harbor. I arrived at 6:30am and watched as the light began to break over the horizon. As it did, the captain of Stormy Weather turned on the lights to get ready to motor out for the morning. With the lights on the boat reflecting in the still waters and that small Christmas tree in the First Harbor boat floating on its own, I had an instant favorite. You can just make out the crescent moon in the sky but clouds shifted over it [...]
It's a bit ironic that I had gone out on July 30th in the hopes of capturing a rainbow over Little Harbor but ended up wiht such a nice sunset that this shot of that little rainbow ended up as the fifth (and last) of the images shared from this outing. I had arrived to the Little Harbor Lobster Company lot at a little before 7:30pm and stayed in the car watching for signs of a rainbow after a summer rain passed through. I only noticed the one you see here by chance and managed to get this one shot [...]
How about an aerial image to close out the week? This shot was captured with my Phantom 4 Pro on August 6, 2017 as I was flying over Gracies and rose up 400 feet to take in the full view of Little Harbor, Brown's Island, Gerry Island, Fort Sewall and the edge of Chandler Hovey Park on the Neck. With full foliage and boats dotting the waters, this seemed like a nice view to finish out the week and get us through the projected freezing cold (and snow?!?!?) that is due to fall tomorrow...
I woke up in time for the sunrise on Saturday, September 6th and made the most of it by driving down to Little Harbor. I lucked out with the pink sky reflecting off the calm water and creating a beautiful First Harbor sunrise. Even better, one of the lobster boats had its lights on as the crew got ready for a day out at sea. You can also spot two kayakers out in the water enjoying a morning row.
On July 18, 2015 I walked across the low tide land bridge to Gerry Island and explored the rocky edges as the sun slowly set. I stopped at this rusted rail that appeared to have broken off and fallen. I imagine it once helped mark a path around the island but had fallen from a Nor'Easter long since forgotten.
On August 17, 2015, I made my way onto Gerry Island before sunset using the low tide path to cross. I had this particular image in mind and hoped for a nice sunset but had to make due with a single cloud in the sky and soft light. The compressed view of the stacked houses and Old North Church made up for the somewhat lackluster sky. With Gerry Island now apparently stripped of overgrowth, I'm looking forward to returning to this spot with a longer lens for some new compositions.