Big Talbot, Boneyard Beach #1

It's been a while since I've really posted anything from Big Talbot Island. Maybe I got bored with the place, maybe I just got tired of spending all that money on gas for a 40-50 mile round trip.


AJ and I decided to go up there for this sunrise, since the tides looked about right. Unfortunately, the weather was crystal clear save for a thin haze of smoke from a nearby forest fire.


This part of the beach is also out of my comfort zone. Where, at Blackrock Beach the trees are a bit less cluttered and easier to compose with, Boneyard Beach is far more cluttered and it's a lot harder to get a clean composition.


Also, I think the foregrounds are a bit more compelling at Blackrock since there are, well... rocks.


Regardless, this is what I came up with on this morning. Let me know what you think!


By the way, Happy Birthday President Reagan! We sure could use you right about now...

Dan, Tim and 5 more people faved this
  • Yannis 4y

    Your photo screams Photographer !!!
    Thank you for sharing with us

  • A. Alwosaibie 4y

    Great work..
  • Michael 4y

    for this shot the clear sky was definitly the perfect canvas! Beautiful shot!

  • lea hebert 4y

    Great color. Am I ever glad I added you as a contact. Was looking through your photos and they are great. Look forward to many more!
  • Aaron Reed 4y

    Great light and sweet shadowy tree branches. This makes for a very nice image!
  • David Frutos Egea 4y

    Fabulous tones and colors.
    Good exposure.
  • Sai Achanta 4y

    awesome composition
  • Vishal Patel 4y

    Really like how the branches stretch out... and the soft light is gorgeous..
  • Carol Bailey White 4y

    Beautiful long exposure - love the colors and gnarly branches. It's an interesting spot; never thought of doing sunrise there.
  • Chris Moore 4y

    The clear sky works well for this comp. Very simple and pleasing to look at.
  • Tim 4y

    nice shot of the boneyard. went there sunday
  • tennie2 4y

    Would "WOW" describe it?
  • Frank Lemire 4y

    thats some fine, fine work right there.
  • Matt Cedergreen 4y

    Great shot Patrick. Did you use an ND filter to help extend the exposure at all?
  • Patrick Morris 4y

    Thanks for all of the comments!

    If I recall, I had a 4-stop soft grad ND on. But I'm not sure, to be honest. If you take a look at the EXIF data, I was shooting at ISO 50 at f/16, and the timestamp puts it about 15-20 minutes before actual sunrise.

    I don't own a solid ND that'll fit my 77mm lenses, but I plan on fixing that soon...
  • Laura Hayes 4y

    Beautiful sunrise capture.
    ~ Golden Autumn ~

    I saw this BEAUTIFUL FLORIDA shot in

    PLEASE tell me how to get here... I'm in jax
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Taken on January 29, 2011
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