The Early Bird Catches the Color

Saturday wasn’t the first time I woke up too early. And normally I’d sit with the cat a while then go back to bed. But it was going to be a nice day weather-wise and I wasn’t tired. I knew it was my chance.

I slipped out of the house into the darkness with my mismatched outfit, serious bed head, my Canon and a couple of lenses plus that tripod I haven’t quite mastered yet.

I headed up Hesperus and caught a glimpse of the purple streaks in the sky between the houses and then the harbor. It wasn’t near sunrise yet, and I was already missing out. I hit the gas and headed towards the beach.

Turns out there is no problem finding a parking spot at the Good Harbor Beach footbridge at 5:30am. And OMG it’s already happening. I shot quickly out the car window, then leaped out of the car to grab a few shots off the bridge before running onto the sand and kicking off my shoes. It was November 7, but already 57º! I walked across the beach and though I might hyperventilate as the sun colored the sky and sand with an amazing glow as the sun slowly rose. “These pictures take themselves” I heard myself say. “Right place, right time.” It was an all-media-on-deck moment as I alternated video with my cell phone and photos with my camera pivoting and juggling back and forth–twin lights–house–sand–silhouettes–clouds. I was so excited, I think I was bouncing in my bare feet.

After a ton of shots and numb feet, I headed home buzzing on creative cloud 9. There’s nothing I love more than lots of color. How wonderful of an experience to capture the sunrise at Good Harbor Beach!

Sunrise Walk Good Harbor Beach
Sunrise on Good Harbor Beach
Sunrise on Good Harbor Beach Footbridge
Sunrise at Good Harbor Beach
Sunrise at Good Harbor Beach
Sunrise at Good Harbor Beach
Sunrise at Good Harbor Beach
Sunrise at Good Harbor Beach

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