Frozen Sunrise

Sunrise photography in the winter can be a double-edge sword.  On the one hand, you’ve got the sun coming up past 7 am, which means sleeping a bit later than you would for a summer sunrise.  The other hand is of course a cold hand.  As in freezing cold temperatures.

We’ve had some really cold weather here in the northeast the past few days, but I decided to get up this past weekend to see if I could catch a nice sunrise.  This image was taken near Loblolly Cove in Rockport, MA, and those two structures you see in the distance are the twin lighthouses of Thacher Island.  I had to climb over and around some icy rocks to get to this spot, but was rewarded with really nice color in the sky just before the sun rose.   This is not a multi-image panorama, but rather a cropped image that just looked better with these dimensions.  Please click on the image for a larger view.


  1. Posted January 6, 2014 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    Worth the effort Steve! I’ve found that in cold weather and with clouds present, the sunrise is actually a bit more vibrant than in the warmer months. Maybe it’s just a bit clearer and crisper. Maybe not. Looks great here though!

  2. Posted January 6, 2014 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Terrific image Steven. Well worth braving the cold.

  3. Posted January 6, 2014 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Definitely worth your effort.
    This is gorgeous.

  4. Posted January 6, 2014 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Couldn’t agree more about Winter sunrises, but well worth the effort. Beauty of a shot, Steven.

  5. Posted January 6, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    You are brave. That does look cold. Beautiful image Steven.

  6. Posted January 6, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    That foreground really gives a strong feel of the cold. Beautiful sky and the crops works perfectly. Hope you’re managing to stay warm – the temperatures sound arctic from what we are hearing over here in the UK.

  7. Posted January 7, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Very nice, love the colors, I just hate cold weather, it was -9 here today and it sucked, keep warm

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