sun on the horizon

Beauty from the Chesapeake

Beauty from the Chesapeake

Natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay 

Backyard Sunrise

As photographers we travel far and wide to create interesting images. Like many, I keep a listing of places to go and times to be there for optimal lighting conditions. But occasionally, we find something of interest in our own back yards. Having awakened early, pretty standard for me, I went outdoors and waited for the Sun to peek above the horizon. The sky was ablaze with orange and yellow colors which made for a classic morning.

Backyard Sunrise
Backyard Sunrise

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When you think about it, the most beautiful part of the day is missed by the majority of earth's inhabitants. While this start-of-the-day light show occurs, many are still sleeping. Perhaps that is one of the reasons mornings are so peaceful.  :-)

Single exposure image taken with a Nikon 70-300mm at 155mm, 1/500s, f5.6, ISO 200.

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Spring Sunrise

This past weekend I went on a long planned outing on the Chesapeake Bay to enjoy the second day of the now open 2013 Rockfish Season. The Rockfish (Morone saxatilis) , also know as the Striped Bassis also the official fish of the State of Maryland and native to the Atlantic Coast. On-board the "0 Dark 30", a wonderful vessel that has carried this name long before the recent movie was even thought about, was the usual suspects. There is a group of 7 of us that always fish together in some combination. Needless to say, I was snap-happy and shot a ton of photographs. Hey, that's what we do, right?

Today's shot was captured on the way out to the Chesapeake Bay from Taylor's Creek on this cold and windy morning. I notice the sky setting up for a wonderful sunrise as the colors began to intensify. I decided to catch the sun just as it came over the horizon so we stopped the boat and waited shortly, creating the image below.

Spring Sunrise
Spring Sunrise

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These are the scenes that make you get up super early to capture and after a long busy and sometimes hectic month, I really needed this getaway. :-)

Shot Data

Nikon D5000 fitted with the 18-55mm F/3.5 - 5.6 G Kit lens, 24mm, ISO 200, 1/1000s, F4

I think these kit lenses are often underestimated and overlooked for their ability to produce wonderfully sharp images. We photographers generally like to grab the more expensive, higher quality glass, leaving these sitting in the bag most of the time. No one is more guilty of this than myself. :-)

Processing

Image processed in the new Lightroom 5 Beta.

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