I made a brief stop at McDaniels Marsh in Springfield, NH on the last Friday of September. The next day I returned with a kayak arriving well before sunrise. The marsh was fogged in so there would be no glorious sunrise. Still the fog was beautiful as the sun rose.
I launched a bit before 7 AM and headed across the marsh into the sun. Backlight, where one photographs at the light source, is a favorite light direction for many types of image.
Being in a boat as the sun is rising provides many opportunities to position the sun in the image. Often peeking through trees is a nice effect.
There were spider webs everywhere. Still, it was hard to get a clean shot at them. I took a few photos and decided to paddle on before the sun rose too high.
Near the far end of the marsh I found a group of 3 otters. They took one look at me and swam for safety. I was able to capture one with nice reflections as it rose out of the water to see if I was still present.
By 8 AM most of the fog was gone and the sun was out bright. Time to add a polarizer to my wide angle lens.
Heading back, I found a pair of Yellowlegs.
And a Solitary Sandpiper.
The foliage along shore was starting to turn — the season seems late this year. I enjoyed photographing the lily pads with a wide angle lens.
Here are a few more of the photos I took at McDaniels the last Saturday morning of September.