Canon 1Ds Mk III, 1/500 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 400, EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS
This is one of those images that almost didn’t happen. It was my first morning at Cobscook Bay State Park campsite, and I really wasn’t that familiar with the area. But when I stuck my head out of our camper at 5am, the sky was already ablaze with the rich red colors of sunrise, so I knew I had little time to find a decent composition. Moving quickly along the shore of the bay, I spotted this small island with these nice arranged trees, and decided I would work with this scene for the rest of the sunrise. Although I started with my wide angle lens, I switched to a 70-200 zoom lens to get a tighter framing that would also emphasize the rising sun. I metered for the sky since I wanted to maintain good cloud detail, and create a silhouette with the trees which would really bring out their shapes and make a more graphic image.