There are many fishing boats that ply the waters off the Outer Banks. One was a regular fixture at dawn. The morning of last 26 November offered a stunning light show at dawn in which our trawler was a fixture. A bright red covering half the sky deeply colored the ocean, which was smooth enough to reflect the color strongly. The swash of the waves created a scalloped pattern along the beach, and the clouds directly in front of the sun have an electric red lining (figure 1).
Oh, and V.
But a few moments later, the reds had diminished and there was a good opportunity to zoom in to 200 mm and capture the trawler against a blue and pinkish orange canvas.
But the piece to resist had already been captured a few minutes earlier (figure 3) at 135 mm. In retrospect that was the highpoint of the morning with deep reds in the sky turning the entire ocean a coral color.
Nikon Z 7ii with Nikkor Z 24-200 mm f/4-6.3 lens.
Figure 1. 51 mm, f/8, ISO 64, 1/3 s. 6:44:27 a.m.
Figure 2. 200 mm, f/8, ISO 64, 1/3 s. 6:45:14 a.m.
Figure 3, 3a. 135 mm, f/8, ISO 64, 1/2 s. 6:43:06 a.m.
All edited in Apple Photos. Figure 3 has been warmed a little, and I brought the shadows up: but I added no red tint. Here’s the jpeg directly from the unedited RAW image.