While on a recent, South Jersey Camera Club trip to Chincoteague, Virginia one of the highlights for me was photographing before sunrise. The first image below can really be considered a night shot. We certainly had to wake up in the wee hours in order to get to our first location, which was near this family of trees. I was drawn to their silhouettes when it got light enough to make out the shapes. The following two images were shot on our second morning. My friend and I strayed from the group a bit and explored a trail on the other side of the pond, finding our own subjects. It was foggier and the sunrise was less colorful than the day before. I was lucky enough however to catch a fleeting moment of color behind a pond-side tree I had chosen as a subject earlier. I enjoyed the quiet time, walking in the fog while listening to the waking geese that only appeared as foggy silhouettes on the water. I was attracted to the strong silhouette of a tree that was beside a tidal stream and the layering affect the fog created. The fog lasted into the morning and added interest to the scenery that became bathed in warm morning light. Some trips are more fruitful than others and this trip was a successful one for me. Chincoteague sunrise and maybe even a few wild pony images will be included in upcoming posts. Thanks for visiting and please feel free to leave a comment by clicking the link at the end of this post.
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