Hammonasset

A Sunrise Tradition

Since Hammonasset State Park is open to dogs—and largely empty—from November to April, I've ended up making a habit of going there for sunrises in the late fall and winter, when the sunrise happens at a relatively friendly time of morning.

It lets me take pictures of the dogs and the landscape during the Golden Hour, the time before sunset or after sunrise when the natural light is particularly warm, diffuse, and friendly to photography.

But the moment of sunrise itself, 6:55 or so on this particular day, offers a chance to shoot some beautiful colors out across the water.

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Boxing Day Sunrise

Boxing Day Sunrise

Andy got up early for work, so I took the opportunity to head out to Hammonasset State Park...

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Little Blue

Little Blue

After the outing on which we saw all those Tree Swallows...

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A Thousand Splendid Tree Swallows

A Thousand Splendid Tree Swallows

Andy and I have been taking long walks at Hammonasset Beach State Park...

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Not Quite Sunrise

I had a vague idea that I would get up this morning and head over to Hammonasset State Park for a sunrise walk with the dogs. The new camera is so much more sensitive to different kinds of light that I really wanted to see what the results would be.

However, I utterly failed to get out of bed anywhere near sunrise, so I had to settle for taking the dogs there late morning, after their 6 month checkups at the vet.

I also met up with Jeremy for part of the walk, and we went out the "nature trail" all the way to where it ends, overlooking a marsh plain.

Here's Comet in front of those same rocks.

Afterwards, I went over to the Supply Ponds because the dogs needed a good rinse, and there's no fresh, clear water for them to dunk themselves in at Hammonasset.

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