Waterfowl and Waves

Sunrise

The other day, we traveled to Gooseberry to photograph the sunrise. Driving up the causeway toward the parking lot, we noticed a large number of waterfowl on the left side. After doing the dawn, we slowly drove down the causeway stopping and taking images of the different species. There were greater scaup, surf scoters, buffleheads, and eiders. Since I was sitting in the passenger seat, it was my opportunity first to photograph the ducks.

Common eider and greater scaup

 

Surf scoter

Surf scoters and greater scaup
Surf scoters
Buffleheads

When we reached the parking lot just outside the causeway, we swung around and drove slowly back up the road to the island, allowing my son his chance to photograph the waterfowl.

In the meantime, I took a series of images of the waves crashing onto Bar rock.

Waves crashing on bar rock sequence
Waves crashing on bar rock sequence
Waves crashing on bar rock sequence
Waves crashing on bar rock sequence
Waves crashing on bar rock sequence

After reaching the parking lot on Gooseberry, we turned around and slowly drove down the causeway, taking images as we went. We would stop shut the car off to avoid vibrations in the photographs.

The other thing that we noticed was there was still color in the sky forty-five minutes after sunrise.

Forty-five minutes after sunrise