| I had the great pleasure of photographing beautiful Samantha a few days ago at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland and here is a small sample of her pictures.
|A photo-shoot assignment took me to Snow Hill, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and more appropriately, on the shores of the Chincoteague Bay, a few miles East of the Snow Hill town and right across from Chincoteague Island.
I arrived at the public landing area at 6:30AM and the piers were as if emerging from this milky, soft, calm and a warm combination of colors on the bay’s surface as the sun was about to rise, illuminating the sky above the bay. It was absolutely magical: nothing but gently ripples on the water, making it seem as if anything in the water was engaged in a slow dance waiting from the sun to emerge; the surface of the water gave the impression that if one were to go in the water, one could lay down on that carpet of colors and be wrapped in its embrace.
Of course magic spells are always broken and as the clock ticked the minutes away the sun emerged in the horizon and with it came the shadows. As the colors over the water’s surface started getting less saturated, everything around me had that golden color that is so beautiful, and soon after the magic was all gone.
The pictures here are very repetitious but the idea is to show the changing colors over the Chincoteague Bay as the sun rises.
Sunrises are seriously underrated; we all go to distant places to watch a sunset but we seldom go places to watch a sunrise and we should do it more often. Sunrise watching, I presume, is a victim of a long day ahead, of work to be done, breakfast to be had, children to care for, schedules to be met, to-do items to check off. Sunsets come when we have left most of that behind so we have more time for them.