Sunrise at Five Mile Point Light
Southern New England's harbors and coastal region contain some fascinating and well preserved relics that are rather photogenic if not downright gorgeous. This pastel colored sunrise scene is from the historic 5 Mile Point Lighthouse, also known as New Haven's Lighthouse Point. The lighthouse tower is 80' and was re constructed in 1847 replacing the wooden structure first built in 1805.
As fine art photographers do, hunts like this begin as early as 3:00 am to set up for dynamic compositions that includes the essential elements. The tranquility of the morning is exhilarating, a gentle sea breeze carries the aroma of the ocean as the night skies slowly lighten and turn from black to a deep blue. The tide was low allowing me the opportunity to explore the crusty barnacle covered Zen rocks for interesting shapes and textures as important foreground elements. Once I found this location, I knew I found what I was looking for. All I had to do was wait for the horizon to explode with warm colors.
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