Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Allens Pond Sunrise

As the days get longer, in order to capture the sunrise, we need to wake up earlier, so this morning my grandson and I left before 5 AM in order to be at Allens Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary, prior to sunrise.  I knew was going to be an interesting sunrise, because we had intermittent broken clouds in the sky.
The sky, when we arrived, was different shades of blue and white with a reddish pink color at the horizon line.  The first 2 pictures below are views over the field toward the horizon, and the next was over the marsh and Allens Pond.
- DSC_5127 April 11, 2012 NIKON D3S
View across the field

- DSC_5133 April 11, 2012 NIKON D3S
View across the marsh and pond
 I then made a 3 picture stitched panorama looking over the beach toward the east, where the sun would rise.

- Early Morning at Allens Pond DSC_5147 April 11, 2012 NIKON D3S
Beach and sunrise panorama

I then obtained a series of photographs as the sun rose up over the horizon and went behind  the clouds which showed the different changes in the color and texture of the sky.  - DSC_5172 April 11, 2012 NIKON D3S
- DSC_5185 April 11, 2012 NIKON D3S
- DSC_5233 April 11, 2012 NIKON D3S
Utilizing a 3 picture bracket,  I processed the pictures in NIK HDR Efex Pro.- DSC_5192_HDR April 11, 2012 NIKON D3S
If you get up early and watch the sunrise will never know what you will see, because each sunrise is different depending on the weather conditions and the clouds.