Lamentations 3:22-23

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The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning. 

I made this photo early this week. Having checked the following day’s tide situation as usual the night before, I knew it was going to be nearly peak high tide at daybreak – not my favorite time to shoot. When the water is that high, all the tidal pools are submersed, eliminating opportunities to capture reflections of whatever might be developing in the sky. It also limits the opportunity to find something interesting to place in the foreground of the composition. Alternative option: use something on land.

I’d already decided before turning in that I was going to head over to Rye Harbor State Park and enlist one of the benches there to anchor my shot.

Cloud cover at the horizon near where the sun was going to come up kept the dappled clouds directly overhead from picking up all but the slightest color. Making matters more challenging, those dappled clouds were becoming heavier as I waited. For a brief few minutes, though, an opening allowed for a hint of lavender to show through. I used that to anchor the bench; the third point on the triangle was the spot on the horizon where the sun would soon rise and the color most intense.

Though the conditions didn’t develop as I’d hoped when I first arrived on the scene, it was still a successful session.

 

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