Dawn Begins Anew

Dawn begins anew in this blue hour image created along the shores of Town Creek, just off of the Corrotoman River in Millenbeck, Virginia. Several days of rain had preceded my arrival and there was plenty of standing water along the shoulders of the roadways but as nature always does, she delivered a beautiful morning after the storms cleared the coastline.

I spotted this pier on a couple of previous visits but it was always under the conditions of the harsh mid-day light so I never made an attempt to shoot this scene. This area is one of my hangouts so I am in the area several times each year so I knew it was only a matter of time.

Town Creek, Corrotoman River, Millenbeck, Virginia

Nikon D7100, Nikon 18-200mm, f/11, 1/60sec, ISO 100

After all of my many years of photography I am still somewhat amazed at the dramatic transformations that occur under various lighting conditions. The scene above hardly looks inviting during full daylight. It is not at all likely to have you raising your camera to create an image. But when the magic light of blue hour or golden hour arrives, it's a different world.

How about you, have you noticed unattractive and unlikely scenes that suddenly become attractive during certain lighting conditions?

On another note, I am heading to a sandy-shored location for some flat out relaxation for the next week. Beach Bum mode, baby!

I will return to posting here on the blog Monday July 28th. In the meantime, I will be making some rounds on social media and blog visits via mobile devices. I'll post up some images on Facebook and Google Plus as well. 

See you out there and... Stay Creative!