Another sleepless night made getting up for sunrise easy. I decided to go up to Havre de Grace, MD and see what was going on. I had not been to this location for several years. I arrived at Concord Point just before the sky began to glow. The sunrise was nice but the golden hour was great. I found this sailboat anchored just off shore and I was able to line it up with the glow in the sky. But in the end I decided to flip it to black and white.
As with 97% of all my landscape images, this was taken on a tripod. I did have to bump up the ISO to 200 in order to get a shutter speed quick enough to freeze the boat which was rocking in the waves. The image was taken at 190mm with a Nikon 70-210mm f/4 lens. The aperture was f/8 and the shutter speed ended up 1/5 of a second.
So what are the big things on the horizon? I just purchased a vlogging camera, a Panasonic Lumix FZ300, and I intend on beginning to vlog while out shooting. It ought to be fun to explain the process of finding and taking a photograph in real time. I will post these videos to my Youtube channel. It will be the challenge editing videos as I have little experience but I am looking forward to the new challenges! I picked the Lumix FZ300 because of its external mic jack and the fact it has a 24x optical zoom so I can film birds as well. I love going to Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware and cannot wait to share the experience with those who have not been there.