Sunrise, Boley Lake, West Virginia

by Jorge L Moro October. 19, 2010 6132 views

I didn't plan for the first image in this series. I had originally planned and setup for the 2nd shot. I made my way to this location with the aid of my flashlight as I hit the short trail before sunrise. I had my camera on the tripod, wide-angle lens attached, ready to fire as the first rays of light came over the mountain to my immediate left.
As soon as the sunlight broke though I was scared sh*(you know what)less as I was totally unprepared for the raucous noise from a flock of wild geese that were hidden in a cove off to my right. Let's just say they woke me up!! I fired off about twelve frames and this was the last, and best frame of the twelve. As I was setup for a calm, peaceful sunrise I had the camera set stopped down and not prepared for this shot. However, it turned out fairly well as I immediately opened up the aperture to it's widest F4 and fired away. As I was at only ISO 100, the fastest shutter speed I was able to achieve was 1/30th of a second explaining the blur of the geese in flight.

Geese, Breaking Sunrise, and mist. Boley Lake, West Virginia.
Nikon D700, Nikon 16-35F4 VR @31mm, 1/30th second, F4.5, ISO 100, Tripod, Remote, Singh-Ray Polarizer

The “Planned” Image. Nikon D700, Nikon 16-35F4 VR @ 31mm, 1/5th second, F13, ISO 100, Tripod, Remote, Singh-Ray Polarizer

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Suzie 6 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful shots, funny story.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kate 6 years, 7 months ago

Really beautiful....colours are fantastic :)

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lynn 6 years, 7 months ago

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! I love both...especially #2 is more than BRILLIANT!!! I need to find places like this that's not private property. I'm in AWE Jorge :))

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Robin 6 years, 7 months ago

beautiful! as always :)

6 years, 7 months ago Edited