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First Light 2005 at Concord Point, Part I

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Postby Larry » Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:40 pm


The sun was to rise on the New Year at 7:25am according to the US Naval Observatory website (and why shouldn't I believe them?)

I arrived just before 6:50am, and had to almost run(well, not quite, since I still have trouble actually walking) from the car with camera and tripod, because I saw this coming up the bay into the river:

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A tug pushing a barge. You actually see them a lot in the area, they just aren't usually this picturesque.

I wandered around after the barge passed, and snapped a few more pre-sunrise shots.

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This was 7:11am

I was then attracted to the pilings that still remain from the lost pier from Isabel. I took A LOT of pictures of these pilings, they just caught my interest against the colorful sky.

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This was 7:14am

While waiting for the sun to rise and using up memory card space on pilings, I just happened to turn around, and this is what I saw. Never expected to see a sky like this to the WEST, 10 minutes before sunrise.

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7:15am, and yes, that is the moon at the top.

Finally, here's the First Sunrise of 2005:

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Actually about 2 minutes after sunrise, but who's gonna quible?

I have lots more from after the sunrise. I stayed until 8:30am. I will add a Part II later this week, maybe tomorrow. You may see more pilings, there was a heron sighting and some really freaky, surreal reflection shots. Stay tuned...........
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Postby Jen » Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:13 pm


Gorgeous shots, Larry! It looks like your weather cooperated much better than our day after day of clouds we've had. I look forward to more!
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Postby Hersh » Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:26 pm


Sometimes it really is worth it to get up before the sun!!!! Glad you made it.

Great shots Larry, I too like the pilings, they make for a very peaceful image. And you know I dig the barge shot, very cool.

All I can say is bring on part II !!!!!!
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Postby beachbum1616 » Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:53 pm


Larry,

Those are great! I enjoyed each one and I look forward to seeing more. It is hard to pick a favorite out of that group, but I really like the pilings and the lighthouse shot with the moon.

Great job!!!
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Postby cawteener » Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:54 pm


Those are really great shots! Thanks for sharing them with us. I especially like the shot of the pilings and even more the pre-sunrise shot to the west with the moon. I think that picture is absolutely beautiful!

I look forward to seeing part 2.
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Postby Grover1 » Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:05 am


Larry,

They all look like keepers to me ...

But the ship shot ... the layers of clouds perfectly refelcted on the water ... and the framing by the tree on the right ... to me, just great composition and execution.

Thanks for sharing them.

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Postby plebetkin » Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:24 am


great shots. One outdoes the next. In the 7:15 picture, what is the pipe sticking up from the ground next to the lighthouse? Is it electric service leading into the lightouse?
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Postby Larry » Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:36 am


plebetkin wrote:In the 7:15 picture, what is the pipe sticking up from the ground next to the lighthouse? Is it electric service leading into the lightouse?


That's exactly what it is. It has a big ol' electric meter on it.

Thanks for all the nice comments.

It was gorgeous day. It turned into a 65 degree, sunny New Years Day.
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:25 am


Absolutely beautiful, Larry!!! I can't wait to see more!!!! :D
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Postby Hersh » Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:51 am


Larry, did you record the geekphotostats on those? I'd be curious to see them.
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Postby Larry » Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:56 pm


Hersh wrote:Larry, did you record the geekphotostats on those? I'd be curious to see them.


All were shot with the Canon Digital Rebel (1.6x crop factor), with the Canon 18-55mm lens.

Tug & Barge
33mm, 1/4 sec, f/4.5

7:11am
18mm, 1/80sec, f/5

Pilings
24mm, 1/100, f/6.3

7:15am
18mm, 1/60, f/5

Sunrise
18mm, 1/160, f/7.1

Most of the time I just kept the camera in program mode, so the camera did most of the work.
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Postby Hersh » Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:02 pm


Thanks, what was your ISO setting?
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Postby Larry » Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:41 pm


It was set at 400. I usually shot at 100 to keep the noise down, but I forgot to switch it back after using the camera indoors.
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