early morning photos

Set Up at Sunrise

Set Up at Sunrise
Set Up at Sunrise

Today we take a quick return trip to the shores of Paradise Island in the Bahamas, a place where nature's beauty is always on display. On this particular morning I was on the beach before first light, simply waiting for the sun to rise. I had been looking for something to place between the camera and the sun as a foreground element when I spotted a gentleman who had just emerged from the hotel to begin setting up for the day. Look no further, I thought to myself, and so came the image below.

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The beautiful sky above soon burned away into mid-morning harshness as tourist flocked to the beach for a day of fun and relaxation. That fact alone is why you must get up super-early to catch the masterpieces often painted by the hands of nature.

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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

Blue Hour on the River

Today we have an image taken at twilight, that special time of morning or evening known as the Blue Hour. The term originated from the French version l'Heure Bleue and has such a special perceived meaning that many books and films have been created with the title. For photographers, it's that magical time of day when the natural lighting provides wonderful hues of blue light, allowing us to create soft and sometimes mystical images. The image below is Blue Hour on the River, taken during morning twilight on the Susquehanna River near Harrisburg Pennsylvania.

Blue Hour on the River
Blue Hour on the River

This 3-second long exposure smoothed out the waters, adding to what was a very quiet scene. Now that Spring has arrived I look forward to more Blue Hour photography.

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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