Big Talbot, Boneyard Beach #1

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    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...

    Daedalus_T, Tims.Travels, syncros, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Pensive glance 49 months ago | reply

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


    2. mibreit 49 months ago | reply

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


    3. lea1959 49 months ago | reply

      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!

    4. ~ Aaron Reed ~ 49 months ago | reply

      Great light and sweet shadowy tree branches. This makes for a very nice image!

    5. DavidFrutos 49 months ago | reply

      Fabulous tones and colors.
      Good exposure.

    6. Sai Achanta 49 months ago | reply

      awesome composition

    7. . : : v i S H a l : : . 49 months ago | reply

      Really like how the branches stretch out... and the soft light is gorgeous..

    8. Carol Bailey White 49 months ago | reply

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

    9. Exploring Light Photography 49 months ago | reply

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

    10. Tims.Travels 49 months ago | reply

      nice shot of the boneyard. went there sunday

    11. tennie2 49 months ago | reply

      Would "WOW" describe it?

    12. syncros 49 months ago | reply

      thats some fine, fine work right there.

    13. cedergreenphoto 49 months ago | reply

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

    14. Patrick Morris Photography 49 months ago | reply

      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...

    15. Lallee 49 months ago | reply

      Beautiful sunrise capture.
      ~ Golden Autumn ~

      I saw this BEAUTIFUL FLORIDA shot in

    16. SIGNAL_SEPT 34 months ago | reply

      PLEASE tell me how to get here... I'm in jax

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