The object of the this shoot is to capture a sunrise over White Rock lake, Pelicans at Pelican Point, and Camerounts on a log, in the trees by the north parking lot, the Water fall over the south end of the lake, and a fabulolus lunch at The Lot.

The weather predicts a 60% chance of Rain Saturday. We have a Rain Check on Sunday the 28th.

We will meet at the Top of TP Hill. To minimize the clutter of a caravan of vehicles parading around the lake that morning, we will car pool from TP Hill. I will be driving an ugly, yellow, SUV.

Below is the route you DON'T want to take. It was based on the last time I circumnavigated the lake in my car fifteen or twenty years ago. Since that time I have circumnavigated the lake many times on bicycle and even roller blades. It never occured to me what those barriers were all about. It's easier to follow the instructions below.





We should plan to arrive at T. P. point by 6:30 AM to prepare for a 7:00 AM "Blue Hour" and a 7:30 AM sunrise. The sun will rise from behind the trees over the Arboretum. Assuming a drive south on SH 75, the Mockingbird exit was the nearest place Google Maps could work from.



The sunrise is the yellow line across the Arboretum






Here are some of the views from this area. With luck we will have some clouds this week end!

HDR; ISO 100; f/2.8 @ 200 mm FF; 7 images, 1 EV spacing from 1/125 to 1/8000 seconds


This is a terrific area for birds later in the spring during nesting season.




Somewhere around 8:00 AM we will mosey on to Pelican Point. The Google route is recommended. The scenic route is NOT recommended!

It would seem that the southern route by the Arboretum would be faster. But by the time we deal with all the traffic going by the Arboretum, it's faster and less stress free going up to the Mockingbird route.




Here are some of the images we captured from Pelican Point:





About 9:30 AM we will head out to the North parking lot to capture Cormorants and other birds in the trees. This is also next to the dog park where there is a lot of activity:

These are some of the images we saw:





In the 11:00 AM time frame we will migrate to the south end of the lake's spillway area. There will be birds and a water foul leaving the lake. A neutral density filter would be helpful to turn the falls into a milky white.




Here are some of the pictures we saw around the spillway:





About high noon we may wish to break for lunch.

Jerry and I stopped at "The Lot". It has great bergers at a reasonable price.


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