We're in Acadia National Park this week for our last location workshop until the fall. The second half of this workshop will be Nova Scotia next week. We're really looking forward to getting some R&R at home before the fall workshop series. Of course, I have a quick trip to Vancouver for a PPA class beginning July 17 - 23.....THEN a couple of months home to visit with our great cat, who has probably forgotten us by now (I hope not!). But, here in Acadia, one of the great shots to get is at Boulder beach at sunrise. If we're lucky enough to get a "hard" warm sunrise, which occurs when the sun comes over a small hill with no haze at the horizon, a warm glow occurs and the granite rocks turn pink for a few seconds, as in this image. But we're always in such a hurry to get there, leaving at 0450, that we travel with blinders on and don't see anything until we get to "the location."
Luckily, on this day, there was very low tide at Frenchman's Bay at Hulls Cove, and the shot at the end of the driveway out of the motel was and "eye popper" would not be denied. We shot there for about 20 minutes until the red glow dissappated. And we still made it in plenty of time (driving the national park speed limit of 35mph) to get the shot we planned at Boulder beach.
I guess the moral here is to always keep your eyes open and your mind clear for the "shot on the way to the shot!"