At Sail At Sunset

At Sail At Sunset

A beautiful night on Great Island Common as the sun’s last light strikes Whaleback Lighthouse and a sailboat off the coast of New Hampshire.

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Blue Moon Rising at Whaleback Lighthouse

Blue Moon Rising at Whaleback Lighthouse

What an incredible sight this was to watch! I’ve been wanting to get out to New Castle to watch the moon rise for at least more than a year after first accidentally catching the moon rise with my dad out at Odiorne Point. Finally – I had the opportunity to again last evening. Only once in a blue moon…

Braving The Cold at Great Island Common

Braving The Cold at Great Island Common

In yet another surreal scene at Great Island Common in New Castle, a fishing boat heads out to sea amidst a golden scene of sea smoke at Whaleback Lighthouse.  I have another take on the scene in a vertical layout that I’ll save for later in the week – but I continue to be amazed each morning that I head out for sunrise with the gifts of winter at work in the natural world.

Whaleback Sunrise

Whaleback Sunrise

Another frigid morning in coastal New Hampshire filled with fresh light and the promise of a new day.  I couldn’t settle on where I wanted to venture out to for a cold sunrise on a Saturday morning, and decided that if the conditions were great at Great Island Common that I would be kicking myself when I got home and didn’t shoot there.  When I arrived it was a beautiful but underwhelming scene at first (in comparison to last week’s incredible show) – but once the sun rose over the horizon, everything changed for me.  It was a little too cold for my hands to be quick in shooting with 2 sets of gloves, but I had a great morning and enjoyed watching this scene unfold once again!

Sea Smoke at Great Island Common

Sea Smoke at Great Island Common

After the sun crested over the cloud bank on the horizon, the entire coastline and the sea smoke hovering above the water were illuminated with a fiery orange glow. This was one of the more amazing scenes I’ve ever witnessed and I can’t wait for the next opportunity to venture out on a frigid morning.

Sea Smoke in New Castle

Sea Smoke in New Castle

One of nature’s gifts during the winter is sea smoke – mesmerizing and even more stunning when seen at sunrise.  This image was captured before the sun crested over the cloud bank on the horizon, which led to one of the most fascinating light shows I’ve enjoyed in a while (and made it well worth the frozen fingers that I had for most of the day).

Sunrise at Whaleback Lighthouse

On a recent trip out to Great Island Common in New Castle, I was hoping to get some intense sunrise clouds and sky towering over the Atlantic Ocean.  What greeted me was a cloud filled sky and a peaceful more subdued scene.  As the sun rose over the horizon in the distance, it peeked through the clouds in the distance to create this fiery glow behind Whaleback Lighthouse during this 90+ second exposure.