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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.

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  1. Rob, really love this image, the colors & silhouette are amazing. Hope your yuo enjoyed your adventures, looks like it was productive. Glad your back on the web, missed your presence. Looking foward to seeing you in the fall.


    1. Thanks Peter – really appreciate the support and positive feedback – it really matters to me! Yes, it’s been a busy summer, but I’m eager to get back to regular content on the blog, and hopefully some new ideas soon as well. Talk soon-


  2. Rob. I have just returned from a visit to Cobscook Bay and have written a small essay for my blog about the experience on one of the islands. I would love to use your photo to illustrate the essay if you would give permission. I have no commercial interest at all associated with my blog, and I invite you to look at it before you decide. In any case you have a beautiful rendition of that area. Woody.

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