I was commissioned a few weeks ago by a future bride to capture a sunrise on a specific date, so she could gift the image to her husband to be on the morning of their wedding. I’ve had this date locked in for a few weeks, and because it had to be shot on a specific date, rain hail or shine, I was heading out before sunrise to shoot this image. So location more than anything was super important due to not knowing how the weather would play out.
I wanted to be at a location where I could capture the beach location as requested but if weather wasn’t cooperating, be able to capture something a little different also to make up for the lack of sun or beautiful pink skies. Rosses Point was chosen as the location with the most opportunities for variation within a small area.
On this particular morning, it was pretty overcast so the location definitely came into it’s own, allowing me to capture five unique shots around the time of sunrise, to give to the couple to choose to frame later on. While the weather didn’t give any epic and pink sunrise skies, it wasn’t a bad morning. A mix of long exposures and silky smooth waters with nice cloud movements more than made up for the lack of fiery skies.
I shot this first image at 90 seconds at F11 ISO 200 with a Lee 0.6 ND grad filter and Little Stopper.
I shot this image at 60 seconds at F11 ISO 200 with a Lee 0.6 ND grad filter and Little Stopper.
I shot this last image at 15 seconds at F11 ISO 100 with a Lee 0.6 ND grad filter and Little Stopper.