BRENT PENNINGTON Cloudy sunrise at Lackawanna State Park's Bullhead Bay on the morning of 04 October 2015.

I ventured out on a cold autumn morning a couple of weekends back.  It wasn’t a planned outing – I woke up about 5am and looked out the window to see patches of clear sky amid the overcast, and decided to give myself another hour of sleep, and then head out.

Unfortunately, a clearing sky over Scranton didn’t mean a clearing sky over Lackawanna State Park.  The early morning color and drama that I had been hoping for (and had seen several times through the preceding week) didn’t appear, and I pretty much got skunked.

BRENT PENNINGTON Cloudy sunrise at Lackawanna State Park's Bullhead Bay on the morning of 04 October 2015.

BRENT PENNINGTON Cloudy sunrise at Lackawanna State Park's Bullhead Bay on the morning of 04 October 2015.

As a consolation prize, I did shoot a series of long exposures on the lakeside, letting both the water and the clouds smooth out.  I’ve been using the tripod a lot lately – seems to just be a phase.  I was a little more heavy-handed than usual in terms of processing on these, trying to punch up the visual drama a bit.

 

BRENT PENNINGTON Cloudy sunrise at Lackawanna State Park's Bullhead Bay on the morning of 04 October 2015.

Maybe nothing stunning, but it was good to get out in the field again.

Brent Pennington is a freelance photographer and the driving force behind The Roving Photographer. When he\’s not working with portraiture or promotional clients, he’s usually in the field, hiking, or kayaking in pursuit of nature and wildlife shots.

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