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Sunrise over Cadillac Mountain



Got up really early on a July morning to catch the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain. There was some heavy cloud cover, as you can see, but waited for the sun to c...
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Got up really early on a July morning to catch the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain. There was some heavy cloud cover, as you can see, but waited for the sun to come up a bit and peak through the clouds to give me this wonderful starburst.
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4 Comments | Report
sodah
 
sodah October 11, 2017
very nice sun shoot!!!
benanthony
 
benanthony October 14, 2017
Stunning!
Lesabre1954 PRO+
 
Lesabre1954 December 19, 2017
Beautiful!
marcbaechtold PRO+
 
marcbaechtold May 14, 2018
nice work! Some nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Time
My friend and I got up a 3:00 am to make the trek to the mountain for a 4:30 am sunrise. I wanted to be there early enough to get a perfect spot for my shot and get set up. There were quite a few other photographers there that morning as well, but I was right where I wanted to be.
Lighting
As the sun came up in the horizon, the cloud cover picked up as well. It wasn't a spectacular sunrise so almost all of the people left, including all of the photographers. I asked my friend if she minded staying a bit as I could see that the sun would peak through the clouds shortly and would give me the wonderful star effect, if the clouds cooperated. She didn't mind all. As you can see my patience paid off.
Equipment
Canon 5d Mark II, tripod, 14 mm wide angle lens and remote.
Inspiration
I absolutely love sunrises and when I take a photo vacation, I get up at the crack of dawn to capture them. It is so awe inspiring to me to see the possibilities in the start of the new day.
Editing
Yes, I used Lightroom to brighten up the foreground a bit as it was in shadow and removed a sun flare from that area as well since it didn't add anything to the shot.
In my camera bag
That depends on what I plan to shoot as I do both landscape and nature shots. Typically I have both my Canon 5d and 70d bodies as well as a 100 mm macro if I am doing still photography, my 14 mm wide angle and 50 mm for landscape and my trusty 28-105mm for everything in between. Always have my remote and tripod with me as well.
Feedback
Plan ahead for the weather, I study it the night before, as you just never know what will come your way and be patient enough to wait for the shot.

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