Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Dawn & Dusk, The Beautiful Bookends of the Day

 
Each morning on Chincoteague I met the dawn overlooking the water.  While each morning was pretty, it was our last morning when the sky became the most spectacular.  Note the "forbidden" Assateague Lighthouse to right of center.


By going vertical I was able to capture more of the color reflected in the water as well as the grass in the foreground to add depth to the image.


 
The cross in Memorial Park, dedicated to the memory of all Chincoteague sailors lost at sea, photographed against the rising sun was one of my favorite images from the trip.
 


With the NWR closed my wife and I looked elsewhere for scenes of interest.  We spent our last evening on a pontoon boat sunset cruise.  The cruise was well worth the cost as our captain was very knowledgeable about the area, its history, and knew his business when it came to setting up good photo-ops, maneuvering the boat for the best light and subject angles.

Canon 6D, 24-105mm @24mm, ISO-100, F5.6, 1/20th Sec.
 
Returning to dock well after sundown I was able to use the forward movement of the boat to create the unusual foreground in this sunset shot.  I would estimate that our boat speed was in the neighborhood of 20 MPH. 




9 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Very nice captures of the morning on the water Coy.

PaWingers said...

All these images are incredible Coy but I also picked the cross as my favorite. Nicely done!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Excellent pictures. Each one has a special quality to it.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful captures of the sunset, the reflection is lovely!

Elaine said...

Every one a gorgeous shot! It's hard to beat a good sunrise or sunset.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

The last two are my favs.

bailey-road.com said...

Gorgeous shots.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi Coy!
Lovely Pictures, must have been a magic tour with the boat

Dave said...

Great post, I love the Spectacular colours, the last image is a stunner