dawn's early light

Dawn Begins Anew

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.

Daybreak in Harrisburg

On one of my visits to Harrisburg Pennsylvania, a place where I shot this bridge, I captured this daybreak image. I recall how peaceful everything was as night transitioned to day and the air was fresh and clean. It was somewhat eerie, as absolutely nothing was moving, no cars, people jogging or any of the normal early morning activities. What a great time to grab some street scenes. The building below is a parking garage but what really caught my attention was the sky. I desperately wanted to get down to the shoreline of the Susquehanna river which is nearby, but time was of the essence doing these early hours so I captured what was before me.

Thanks for visiting, friends!

Daybreak in Harrisburg
Daybreak in Harrisburg
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Dawn's Early Light

Hello Friends, hope you had a great weekend! I am so glad that Monday has arrived, which is something seldom heard from working folks. :-)  The fact of the matter is this, last week became so hectic and bizzare that I am simply happy to start another week and leave that one behind.

Since a new week has dawned I thought I would begin with this image of the wonderful and magic light often seen before the sun actually rises and become too harsh to photograph. Sometime we focus on getting that great shot of the sun so much, we forget about the light that's available before ir rises or sets. I captured this shot around 5:30 am, a time that the world seems so at peace. By the way, I heard that the world was to end on May 21st so if you're reading this, apparently the scheduling of the doomsdayers was off (again).

The image below is a simple 3-bracket set (-2, 0, and +2) which I ran through Photomatix, then pulled into CS5 for a slight vibrance adjustment. Initially I though I would have to mask in the homes since it was so dark but this actually needed minimal processing.

As always, your feedback is valued and welcome.

Dawn's Early Light
Dawn's Early Light

Camera: Nikon D5000Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm Processing: Photomatix Pro 4Photoshop CS5

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM