Last night the sky was clear as a bell. I woke up at 3:00, excited that it was Saturday and I'd be able to get out to shoot the sunrise. I tossed and turned until about 4:00 and slept until 6:00. The sky was overcast and it looked like the cloud bank was quite extensive. Disappointed, I tried to go to sleep.
At 6:30, I saw a glimmer of red coming through the dusk. I leaped out of bed and threw on my cloths and was out the door in five minutes. Down the road I headed. I could see that the colors were developing quite rapidly, and didn’t think I could make it up to Rockport to shoot Thacher Island. I made it to Good Harbor, about half way and hit the beach. This is the results.
Bass Rocks. Always look around during sunrises and sunsets. You never know what you will see.
For these photos, I stopped down to get a longer exposure. This gives the waves an ethereal, softer look. Using the fastest shutter speed, approximately 0.1 seconds would have given the water a coarser look, detracting from the main subject. These shots were on the order of five to ten seconds. In true SMU fashion, I have not altered the colors.
Post script: As far as the famous weather adage, "Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning." The wind is howling! Here is the present weather statement from the National Weather Service.
"Overnight: Showers, mainly after midnight. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Low around 55. Windy, with a south wind between 25 and 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. "
We had fun last night at the origami class at The Hive!
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