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Shoreham Sunrise

By Peterpools
My initial plan was to photograph the sunrise at the Old Field Lighthouse but the gates were locked and there was no access to the site. Dejected I headed home and the thought of missing this sunrise was killing me. Maybe a quarter of a mile from the house (after an hour's drive to and from the lighthouse), there is a church with a huge parking lot that backs up to some woods, with an eastern exposure.
Jumping out of the SUV and setting up at lighting speed, I dashed into the woods. My plan was for a silhouette and the beginning of sunrise and nothing more. Exposure was one test shot, underexpose by two stops, dropped the camera into bulb and usde hyper critical focusing. Thank goodness I remembered my flashlight to see what I was doing and the iPone provided the stopwatch for the required (guesstimated exposure).
What started out as a no go situation turned into a gem with lot of luck.
Peter

Tags: General Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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Comments


Mynett 7 142 6 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2011 3:03PM
pretty...

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sable 7 9 7 England
27 Dec 2011 4:36PM
An excellent image - Elizabeth xx
User_Removed 9 17 5 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2011 4:55PM
You have a great photo.

The exposure is right making a creative composition.

Sometimes not being able to get the shot you set out to get makes you look at alternatives that give suprising results for the day.

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tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2011 9:53PM
A marvellous result.
Suehh 9 39 6 England
27 Dec 2011 11:14PM
Hello Peter and thanks for your comment tonight. I am so glad you did as it has introduced me to your lovely work. You see things naturally, and that is so beautiful.

This is a perfect example..........Sue
29 Dec 2011 1:36AM
An excellent image Peter,have a great New Year..Lin
horley 8 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2011 2:22AM
very nice picture achieved from what could have been a big disappointment. best regards terry
Peterpools 4 2 2 United States
29 Dec 2011 2:24AM
Thank you for the positive comments and kind words.
Peter
29 Dec 2011 6:09PM
Excellent capture.

Thank you for your comments and clicks over the past year, your support is greatly appreciated.

Happy New Year

Christine

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