I like pursuing sunrises in autumn because the sunrise actually comes at a reasonable hour. In the summer, sunrise on the Maine coast (when we've been there) is about 5:30. And because some of the best color comes at twilight, I like to get to my "spot" 30 minutes before sunrise. Argh, that's hard to do. But in late September sunrise is at 6:30. This is great news for me. The biggest problem turned out to be the mosquitoes, even though temperatures were in the 40s and 50's at that hour.
Below is my favorite shot from morning #1. Not exactly a sunrise shot, as this was taken about 7 a.m. The actual sunrise, though beautiful, was rather lackluster for a photograph. But as I returned to our cabin I spotted this. The sun was still low in the east and gave some nice color on the starboard side of this lobster boat. I like the overall soft colors of the background.
Morning #2 was just to opposite. Instead of an uninteresting cloudless horizon, there was a thick layer of clouds which resulted in now sunrise. However, again around 7 a.m. the sun did rise above the cloudy horizon and provided this shot looking south.
|A Touch of Autumn|
[Photos from mornings 4, 5 and 6 will follow, in tomorrow's blog post... I'm still deciding which ones I like best.]