Photo of the Day – Drifting Sunrise

A sunrise on Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, GA

About 3 years ago I went out to the local beach on Jekyll Island, Georgia.  I had just bought a new camera and wanted to try it out.  I didn’t really know what I was doing at the time, but through trial and error I got a few shots that seemed to capture what the beautiful sunrise was like that morning.  The photo below is as close as I could get to what I actually saw.

A couple of years later I entered one of the photos in a contest to be published in Jekyll Island: The Nearest Faraway Place.  Three of the photos that I entered in the contest, amateur only photographers, won and made it into the book.  Cool stuff!

I really like sunrise and sunset photos, I often get to see the sunrise on the way to work so I study them a lot.  It is amazing the variation that you see in a sunrise in just 1 minute or so.  The coloring that is seen at it’s peak of a sunrise can sometimes only be visible for 1-2 minutes.  Earlier and it is too dark, later and it is washed out by the more direct sunlight.


Jekyll Island Georgia Driftwood Beach
Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, GA





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