Between the crazy winter we’ve had here in Massachusetts, and the craziness going on at work, I’ve unfortunately had little time to get out and shoot. And less time to blog about my lack of shooting. So I decided to remedy this, at least temporarily, by getting up early this past Sunday to photograph the sunrise. I had my plan all set – get out to Eastern Point Light in Gloucester to photograph the lighthouse with the sun rising behind it. All was good, until I neared the end of the road that leads to the lighthouse and discovered that the last half mile or so hadn’t been plowed in at least a few weeks.
So with no way to access the lighthouse, I turned to plan B, which was to drive around and pray that I could find something interesting to salvage the morning. I could see that the colors were going to be nice, and candidly, I would’ve used a trash can as my photo subject just to get the sky behind it. Luckily, I came across this small bridge which crosses a tidal river to the beach. It was the perfect foreground subject, and allowed me to capture the sky and its colors reflected on the bridge and the snow. And the bonus is that you can see the twin lights of Thacher Island in the distant background on the left of the image, so I still got my lighthouse shot. Success.