Harborplace

Outside the National Aquarium

Outside the National Aquarium

Outside the National Aquarium

Pier 4

Pier 4

In today's post we take another sharp-angled look at a portion of the Baltimore Inner Harbor.

Sunrise Off The Stern

"Sunrise off the stern" is a phrase one might hear while sailing the high seas aboard a large ship or boat, the stern being the rear or aft section of the vessel, for my non-nautical friends. :-) Such was the case in the image below as I stood across the outer harbor section of Baltimore along the Patapsco River. It was during that magic hour when the sun had just broken over the horizon and began to burn away what was a dense fog. At times like this the sky becomes a painter's palette, with nature doing the painting, and the results can often be stunning for a brief period.

Sunrise Off The Stern
Sunrise Off The Stern

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These large ships really stood out in a scene that I wanted to capture and remember. The peace and solitude of an early morning along the shoreline is something to behold.

Processing

LR Settings - Sunrise Off The Stern
LR Settings - Sunrise Off The Stern

Back at the computer, the images were opened in Lightroom 4 where one of several Sunrise presets (Sunrise 5) I've created was applied. Surprisingly, this was one of those instances where the job was done right then and there. Lucky me. ;-)

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Federal Hill Morning

One early Fall morning (2011) as the trees had began their annual change toward more robust colors, I grabbed this shot in Baltimore's Federal Hill section, which borders the inner harbor. It's where I shot this sunrise and this "under the gun" view. This time I was nearby and decided to catch some of the morning light, although it was well past sunrise. Along the left edge of this image (midway) you can see the historic Domino Sugar plant and it's iconic neon sign. Just below that there is what looks like a huge birds nest toward the foreground. It's actually a creative way to get a little privacy on a balcony. :-) Ahh, my historic hometown of Baltimore, it's more than just "The Wire", this nation's history runs deep here. Anyhow, hope you enjoy today's image.

Federal Hill Morning
Federal Hill Morning

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