A Photo A Week Challenge: Sunrise

By: sonofabeach96

Sep 20 2016

Category: Uncategorized


Focal Length:4.28mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:iPhone 4S

Time for a new A Photo A Week Challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography.  The topic for this week is:


Here’s my take on it:

Morning on the farm:


Start of a great day to fish on Apalachicola Bay:


Sunrise on the farm:


Morning on Pamlico Sound:


Foggy morning on the farm:



My songs of the day are:

“Hey World” by Michael Franti and Spearhead

“All Day All Night” by The River Whyless

“Cloud Line” by Joseph

“It’s A Beautiful Thing” by The Stone Roses

“Perfect Day” by Shovels and Rope with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

“I Remember The Sun” by XTC

“Good To Be” by Backyard Tire Fire

“Barton Hollows” by Civil Wars

35 comments on “A Photo A Week Challenge: Sunrise”

  1. Sunrises are the perfect thing to wake you up.

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  2. You have to help me buy a camera… These are gorgeous!

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    • Thanks a bunch, Doc! I can give you some suggestions, but most cameras nowadays are very easy to use and produce great photos. I happen to be a Nikon guy but Canon people would tell to go that route. Hard to go wrong either way. 😊

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      • I think my biggest complaint is low light photos… They never come out right. Shots of the moon, that kind of thing. And maybe a zoom so I don’t have to lean so far over the edge of the cliffs! LOL! (that’s for Harry’s sake!)

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      • Haha! Even with a zoom though, still gotta get the right angle and/or perspective. The night shots and low light are tricky but if you have a camera with manual settings so that you can adjust aperture and shutter speed, plus a tripod, they can be great. I don’t take a whole lot of night shots unless there’s another source of light, such as city lights and whatnot. But a tripod is your friend in low light. Any little vibration and it’s gonna be blurry.

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      • Oh boy, good to know. I need a class… 😦

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      • Not that hard.Just takes practice and learning what your camera can do. Doesn’t have to be the ultra expensive with all the bells and whistles either.

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      • I’m going to look at some on amazon just to see. I’ll let you know what I’m thinking before I pull the trigger. Thanks, Bud! 😀

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  3. Love ’em all…my favorite time of day!! 😊☀️

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  4. Wow – those are some gorgeous pictures. I really love “sunrise on the farm”… beautiful!

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    • Thank you so much! I really appreciate that. 😊

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      • I was reading the other comments… and I have no idea to what you would change the aperture setting and the shutter speed… what do they do? … when do you want what setting? You don’t have to explain this to me (because google)… I am just demonstrating my lack of knowledge in this area…!

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      • Those settings just control for how long the film (of course, no film in digital, but ya know what I mean) is exposed to light, how wide the shutter opens, and how fast your film speed is. At night, you need the film exposed longer and a slower film speed while in bright light you’d need the film exposed for less time with a smaller aperture and faster film speed. Like when you see lights in a pic that streak? You expose it with a wider aperture and for a longer time. It sounds complicated, but it’s really not. I think people should learn on an old-school manual setting SLR. Do that, play with settings, then develop lots of film and one will learn how the camera works. How’s that for non-explanation. 😃

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      • Holy crap, I am totally confused! And I swear, I am a smart person. Calculus was my favorite class. But I am confused as hell by this. I need to print this out and read it a few times. 🙂

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      • Hahaha! Nowhere near as hard as calculus. 😃

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      • Yeah… something is wrong with my brain. In so so very many ways…

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      • Trust me, I get it. I hate math, but my first degree was in accounting. What kinda twisted fuck does that to himself? 😏

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  5. Beautiful images. One of my favorite times of the day …

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  6. I love morning on the farm

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