The Shades of Sunrise on Easter Sunday this year were absolutely magical. View the collection of landscape images (including camera settings) below.

Most of you know how genuinely appreciative I am of the opportunity to witness such beautiful coastal scenery, (especially sunrises and sunsets) here in Eastern North Carolina. It seemed so perfect to be able to capture what I like to call the “Shades of Sunrise” on Easter Morning – which I must say was truly one of the most beautiful sunrises that I’ve seen in a long, long time.

My church (Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church) and several other churches in our Sneads Ferry/North Topsail community host a Sunrise Easter Service every year on North Topsail Beach (Topsail Island). I always feel so blessed to be able to utilize this amazing talent God has given me to photograph the beauty He created.

 

pre sunrise topsail beach

Capture: 6:56am | ISO 2500 | focal-58mm | f/4 | 1/2000sec.

pre sunrise topsail beach

Capture: 6:57am | ISO 2500 | focal-105mm | f/4 | 1/1250sec.

sun beginning to rise

Capture: 7:03am | ISO 2500 | focal-105mm | f/22 | 1/160sec.

sun beginning to rise

Capture: 7:03am | ISO 2500 | focal-55mm | f/22 | 1/160sec.

sun peeking through

Capture: 7:04am | ISO 2500 | focal-105mm | f/18 | 1/320 sec.

sun peeking through

Capture: 7:04am | ISO 2500 | focal-105mm | f/18 | 1/320 sec.

darker shades of sun rising over ocean

Capture: 7:04am | ISO 2500 | focal-105mm | f/18 | 1/320 sec.

three shades of sun rising over ocean waves

Capture: 7:05am | ISO 2500 | focal-105mm | f/18 | 1/320 sec.

three shades of sun rising over atlantic ocean

Capture: 7:05am | ISO 2500 | focal-105mm | f/7.1 | 1/2000 sec.

three shades of sun rising over ocean

Capture: 7:05am | ISO 2500 | focal-85mm | f/7.1 | 1/2000 sec.

three shades of sunrise

Capture: 7:05am | ISO 2500 | focal-85mm | f/7.1 | 1/2000 sec.

three shades of sunrise

Capture: 7:05am | ISO 2500 | focal-105mm | f/16 | 1/500 sec.

sun rising over ocean

Capture: 7:07am | ISO 2500 | focal-105mm | f/16 | 1/500 sec.

full sun rise over ocean

Capture: 7:08am | ISO 2500 | focal-105mm | f/22 | 1/400 sec.

full sun rise over ocean

Capture: 7:09am | ISO 2500 | focal-92mm | f/22 | 1/500 sec.

As with all Landscape Photography, the images are more beautiful the larger you can see them… Hopefully you will be able to see the different shades of the sun as it rises as I have placed in sequence above.

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Click here to see more of my photos from the Easter Sunrise Service on Topsail Island. (https://www.sfpresbyterian.com/news/2017/4/19/easter-sunday-sunrise-service)

 

 

 

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