Beautiful sunrise at Assateague Island Seashore

Here are few photos from my trip to Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland during March. It was really cold outside, and I decided to try star photography by heading towards the Island around 3.00 in the morning. This is one of the places in east coast of US which is away from city lights where you can sometimes watch the even watch Milky Way rising. There was bit of moon still hanging around the night reducing the shininess of the stars, but I still decided to give star photography a try and possibly hang around the Island for finding some sunrise photographs. Even though the stars where feeble due to moonlight, I was able to witness a beautiful sunrise with exploding colors over the high clouds.

An attempt to shoot star trails at Assateague Island National seashore

My first attempt to shoot the star trails, over the Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland. Hoped for a better starry night, but clouds and the moonlight pretty much ruined it though.

Since those stars weren’t that shiny, I just waited for another hour in the freezing cold for the dawn. When the first light of morning rays showed it was beautiful with vibrant colors.

Took another shot from the same location, but with even better vibrant tones exploding over the high clouds and it’s reflections over water.

While I stayed for few more minutes to watch the free roaming wild horses over the island, just realized I was hearing their noises all over the night accompanying my photography experiments.


Boston in half a day and a night

Boston is a beautiful city with lot of history and good seafood. While it is a city to be explored on the feet, a 30F day during the winter was’t the best time to be around. I reserved all my energy for two photos, one from the skywalk observatory on the night and other one from the Fan pier park during the noon.

First plan was to head to the Skywalk observatory as it was open till 10 at night and there was no point in exploring the downtown in freezing cold. My prior observatory experiences in New York city as a tourist, didn’t let me take my tripod on to the skywalk. Shooting handheld at high ISO, fighting with the reflecting lights from large glass windows of the observatory was something I had to fight with, even though it was not that bad due to less crowd.

Next day late morning we were at Fan Pier park. Harsh light, no clouds, freezing cold, and chilly winds frequently hitting the pier did cut down my options to explore for better composition, and ended up with a black and white. I would go there again if I get a chance to shoot a beautiful sunset with with city lights. Until then these will photos remain the favorites from Boston.