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Anyone who take the high school photography in my town, has, at least once, taken a photograph of "Anchor Beach"....I was feeling a little nostalgic and thought I would revisit the spot and take some shots....I wanted to shoot it at sunrise and keep the large rock with the flag pole on top of it well out of the frame...I swear that thing must be the most photographed landmark in Milford...anyway, here's my story:

I was walking the beach in the neighborhood I grew up in, looking for some good spots to take some sunrise shots. Why in the middle of the day? Well, I wanted to better plan my next "sunrise session". I found out when and at what azimuth the sun will rise (at the same time as low tide none the less), and walked around my old beach with simply a compass in hand. I found a few spots that looked to be promising, so I grabbed my camera out of the car. I took 10 shots while there with the sole intent of getting an idea of composition and framing so that I would know the EXACT spot I would set up my camera for the sunrise. Well, I was a little bored today and thought I would play around with this shot in black and white while imagining I was in a real, old school darkroom (dodgin' and a burnin'). I liked the results enough to post here. It's not good enough for printing...mostly because my ISO was set wrong, hence some noise...yeah, like I said, I was only concerned with composition and framing. :) Anyway I posted this as a sort of prelude to the sunrise that I will (hopefully) be posting next week. Note that this is not the same spot I'll be shooting the sunrise from, I found another that will lend itself better to a sunrise...this location suited itself more to a daytime black and white...I hope you'll agree.

note: yes, I can totally see that my lens goes fish eye at 17 mm....don't worry, when I take the sunrise shots...and any future shots with such a well defined horizon, I'll kick it up to 24mm or something :)

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