Sunrise Photography at The B

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last blog post. Like many of us, life seems to get in the way of photography. It’s all good, but some weeks there is just too much and something has to give.

Last Saturday I spent a morning with Jess Yarnell and her dad Paul at Circle B Bar Reserve. It’s still early in the season for the winter birds, foggy sunrises and cool mornings, but we were hoping for some migrants to make the heat somewhat bearable. The migrants were not to be found, but we did find plenty of mosquitoes. We also found the Limpkin family which I’ll write about later. Today, however, I thought I would share a couple of sunrise images from that day. Sunrise photography can be frustrating, but also very rewarding.

This first image is a 3-frame +/- 1 EV HDR with a little Topaz Spicify in the clouds to enhance the shadows.

Circle B Sunrise
A New Day at the Sunrise Marsh

The second image is a 3-frame +/- 1 EV HDR with no additional post processing.

Circle B Sunrise
Sunrise at Circle B Sunrise Marsh

If nothing else, our day was certainly off to a beautiful start.


  • Gary DeFeyter

    September 25, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Nice. sunrise @ Circle B is always pretty cool. We were there a few mornings ago and the Mosquitos were incredible. How many Limpkins left? they were down to 2 young ones the other day.

  • Wendy

    September 25, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I just love CBBR…and these photos are an example of one of the many many reasons….
    You captured it well…stunning photos!