Rockport Sunrise

This time last year, we went to Rockport, Massachusetts … and I had a new camera to try out. Of course, that was several cameras ago … but it was new then!

I got up at dawn, which this time of year is so early it’s scary … and by 4:30 in the morning, my camera and I were at the wharf. Even the fishermen weren’t stirring yet.

So there, by harbor as the sun rose, there was no one but me, several million voracious mosquitoes, and a few thousand seagulls and other hungry sea birds.

I got lucky. It was a particularly gorgeous sunrise and here are the pictures.

I could see that if I was patient, the sun would rise so that the thing line of clouds would cross that golden globe, so I waited, afraid to take my eye away from the viewfinder.

And meanwhile, you’d think that there was nothing else for all those mosquitoes to eat … no, wait, I WAS the only thing to eat!

Waiting can be its own reward. This time, it definitely was!

And then, I turned around to catch the light on the shore building and the gathering seagulls.

The house shingles were actually gray, but the reflection of the sunrise turned it to gold.

And finally, morning is here … and the fishing boats start to head out to sea. Time for me to go back and get some coffee and start the day.



Categories: Ecology, Photography, Seasons

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6 replies

  1. Marilyn, these photos are absolutely beautiful. I’d love to see some of these on canvas. Incredible beauty on this earth.

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    • I got lucky. We were only there a couple of days … but unless every sunrise looks like this, it was an amazing sunrise. I really didn’t DO anything except point the camera … no special processing, nothing. God did all the work. I just clicked the shutter! You’re right … canvas would be nice. I’ll think about it!

      Love YOUR storm pictures … amazing!

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  2. Lovely “John Ford” sunrise pictures. I know I slept as you “worked”. I had more than my share of early mornings vistas during my “Dawn Patrol” years.

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  3. beautiful pictures… and you say this camera is already old? wonder what it lacked…

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    • It got dropped (NOT by me!) and it died. I LOVED that camera. I love my new one, too, but that one – a Canon A670 – was amazing and had a great lens, but of course, Canon stopped making the entire line and no other of their “all in one” cameras had the features I wanted. I still miss it!

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