The Sunrise Worship cult drafted a new member this past couple of weeks, mainly "yours truly." John, Randy, and I met recently at Lake Ontario's shore south at Courtice, (go south from the 401 on Courtice Road) where there is easy access and some parking.
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Conditions were quite comfortable and the light and cloud put on quite a lovely show.
At first, quite tricky long exposures were required. I like the softening of the water this creates but at the same its hard to keep distant features in sharp focus because the lens is stopped down considerably giving time for vibration of the lens which adds blur where you don't want it - on the tree for example. But later, as the light got stronger it was possible to expose for better effect.
And it always pays to turn around from the direction of the sunrise (sunset too) and see the impact the light is having behind you:
Finding a foreground element is often tough on the shoreline, but sometimes they are right in front of you!
Once again, using some plugins for B&W and sfx adds a little creative fun:
Heading back up Courtice Road, the light was good but changing this image to B&W shows the impact of the light better perhaps.
A few days later, and another sunrise, the early light as expected was just perfect for these derelict tobacco-drying huts north of Bowmanville.