Brigantine Sunrise Panorama

I am still going through images I photographed in past visits to my favorite areas and I am slowly working through adjusting my files. The featured image is a sunrise from the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, New Jersey. I was using a 12 – 24mm zoom @ 12mm. I shot 6 overlapping images with a lot of overlapping on each because I was shooting wide @ 12mm. If you do more shots when shooting @12mm they overlap more, so it seems to blend better automatically in Photoshop.


Sunrise Along J.N. Ding Darling NWR Wildlife Drive

This is a Sunrise Panorama (3 images @ 150mm) along the Wildlife Drive at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. This spot is just a little before where I was photographing the Reddish Egret in the previous post. We got there early to get the sunrise and to be set up for when the birds start to fly in and gather in the water and on the sand dune area.

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Camera setup waiting for birds to fly in. 400mm DO f/4 lens with 1.4x teleconverter and 1.3x crop camera body (effective FF equivalent 728mm)


Early Morning

An early morning sun shining through the tree limbs. Shot with an iPhone as I was taking a walk at a local nature preserve. 2 shot HDR image using the Camera Pro App. Sometimes you just do not feel like lugging around a big camera, but usually when you do not take one you see an image you want to take or one that catches your eye. The Camera Pro App is a love hate relationship. Sometimes it is amazing for its HDR feature. Other times if fails miserably. I give it working well 60 to 70 percent of the time. I have now switched to the Camera+ 2 app which seems to work better.


Early Morning Warm Sunrise

I liked this morning sunrise image because it accented the warm sun rising low on the right side with its warm glow going above the trees and reflecting in the lake water. And still has a cool bluish tone on the left side of the image as the sun was rising. The bluish tone only lasted for a few minutes allowing me to get a few images to work with. I really liked the night to day feel of the image with the colors and tones. I got there before sunrise to be ready for the rising sun and be setup for the shot. As I was waiting I enjoyed the tones I was starting to see develop. Image shot at 22mm with a Canon 17-40mm zoom lens.

Sunrise Through The Trees

As we were driving along the Wildlife Drive at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, we were enjoying the colorful morning sky. I liked this tree silo’d against the colorful morning sky, so I took a few shots and then moved on to see what other photo opportunities could be found.

Bald Eagle On Snag At Sunrise

This is a double header. A Bald Eagle early in the morning, Plus a colorful Sunrise! This combines a couple of the reasons I enjoy photographing at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge outside of Cambridge, Maryland. Shot with a Canon 400mm f/4 DO lens with a Canon 1.4X teleconverter. The Eagle was backlit, so I exposed for the sky, then opened up the shadows in Adobe Camera Raw.

Sunrise At BWR

A 2 image vertical panorama shot at 24mm and assembled in Photoshop. On this day we arrived right at sunrise. So we went just a short way down the Wildlife Drive to an open water area  to catch the sun just rising over the horizon. I shot multiple versions, horizontal and vertical, but liked this version best with more foreground along the shore.

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Pre-dawn waiting for sunrise & checking exposure, @ 24mm

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Vertical composition, single shot, focused for the far shoreline  @24mm.


Sunrise In The Overcast Clouds

We tried to get to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge for the sunrise, but we got there a little after sunrise. But it did not matter since it was a heavy overcast day. Great for closeup shots, but bad for landscapes and distant wildlife. But it was still a fun day out!

Colorful Sunrise On A Small Lake

Winter is coming to an end! I was going through old images backed up from years ago and found a lot I had never worked on. This was from a local Nature Area that I spent a lot of time photographing wildlife, macro, landscapes, skyscapes & dragonflies. Mostly anything that caught my eye and that I thought was interesting. On this morning the sunrise was amazing!

Eagles at Sunrise

When we go to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge Maryland, we try to arrive right before sunrise. It takes us about 4 hours, so with traffic, many times we arrive a little late. On this trip we got there right on time. Driving down the entrance road and stopping to sign in, we spotted these 2 Eagles in a tree right along the entrance road. I liked the warm light as the sun was rising behind the tree with the Eagles, giving me an abstract silhouette of the Eagles. I got a few shots, but we wanted to get a little further down the road for some Landscapes with the rising sun.


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