Cabbage Island, Linekin Bay, Boothbay Harbor Maine, August 21, 2011, 5:42 am
I hate getting up before 5 am on vacation (who does?), but there are some mornings like this that make the discomfort of rolling out of bed at such a ridiculous hour worth it. Sunrises (the same logic applies to sunsets) are largely hit or miss with the misses having either no cloud cover or complete cloud cover. In the former situation, I try to find objects that light up in the warm morning glow, such as houses, lobster traps, or boats. In the latter case, I just go home and go back to bed and wonder why I got up so early in the first place.
However, there are some mornings where the clouds are arranged in such a way to produce a spectacular, glorious orange/pink glow shortly before the sun appears. This was the case here, about 20 minutes before the sun appeared and lasted for about 5 minutes as the sunlight bounced off the clouds. The photo was taken at f14, 1 second, 100 ISO. I didn’t do much post-production work as I couldn’t improve on the work of Mother Nature.
While waiting for the sun to come up, The Beatle’s song (written by George Harrison) “Here Comes the Sun” goes through my mind as I eagerly await the show the sun will put on. “Here comes the sun, Here comes the sun, and I say, It's all right, Sun, sun, sun, here it comes.”
Kent Beckernot my day job photographyBoothbay HarborMainecentral coastlandscape photographyphotoCabbage IslandLinekin Bay