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Sunrise over the Chesapeake as the light dances on the bay.
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Sunrise over the Chesapeake as the light dances on the bay.
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Contest Finalist in 500 Driftwoods Photo Contest
People's Choice in Sunrise, Sunset Photo Challenge
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Superb Composition
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Top Choice
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Outstanding Creativity
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All Star
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Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

Composition And Leading Lines Photo ContestTop 30 class
Composition And Leading Lines Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Long Exposure In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Sunlight Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Sunlight Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Seascapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Seascapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Seascapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Flares In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Flares In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
500 Driftwoods Photo ContestTop 10 class
500 Driftwoods Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Piers Side View Photo ContestTop 10 class
Piers Side View Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Sun Flares Photo ContestTop 10 class
Sun Flares Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

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DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold June 27, 2015
Fantastic!!!!!
adriansart PRO+
 
adriansart July 13, 2015
First class Edward from someone who know what it is about!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb September 20, 2015
Congratulations on your People's Choice category win in Sunrise Sunset Photo Challenge!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots September 20, 2015
Beautiful! Congrats.
patticarol PRO+
 
patticarol September 23, 2015
I LOVE everything about this photo.
alanwhitehead
 
alanwhitehead September 29, 2018
Absolutely fantastic well taken and so impressed with all your work .

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Behind The Lens

Location
At Down's Park in Pasadena, MD
Time
7:38 am
Lighting
I was running a few minutes late this morning. Down's Park opens at 7am and I got there around 713am. When I pulled into the parking lot, my jaw dropped. The light was fantastic, probably the best that I have seen at this location in quite some time. As I was cursing myself for being late, I ran down to the beach and quickly set up to grab a few snaps.
Equipment
My trusty dawn patrol setup. Canon 5DMKII, EF 17-40 f/4L, Manfrotto tripod, Lee Foundation GND and holder and a SinghRay 4 stop RGND
Inspiration
I am a Dawn Patroller. Sunrise is my jones. I look for picturesque locales along the Chesapeake, something with a strong FG element. Downs Park is just one of those locales, and luckily, it is less than 30 minutes from home. Downside is, they open at 7, not 6. As long as there is a FG element, and some clouds, I am good. This particular shot had some awesome elements. The driftwood, beach and pier all added to a great comp for the sunrise. A big bonus was the dancing light on the bay.
Editing
This was pretty much SOOC. I did straighten the horizon a tad, but otherwise, left it alone.
In my camera bag
Canon 5DMKII, Canon 7D and occasionally a Life Pixel modified T1i. Canon 17-40 f/4L or 24-70 f2.8L, 70-200 f/2.8L ISII, Canon 50mm f/1.4 Lee Filter system, Lee GND filters, SinghRay RGND Yongnou wireless triggers Wrigleys Cobalt gum.
Feedback
My advice, scout your location first. Know when it opens and where to set up before you go for the shot. AND, don't be late. Timing is everything when it comes to sunrise, as your window is very small. I got lucky this time. Also, don't forget to check the forecast the day before. You will need a sturdy tripod, a remote trigger-wireless is better, but wired is good, too, and some high quality ND filters. Invest in a RGND. It is worth the expense, if you plan to shoot rises and sets.

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