A Race to Restore the Bay’s Oyster Population
Travels by Skipjack

Photo of the Week: Sunrise on the Bay

Photo by Dixie Hoggan/CBF Member

"For much of the year, I live on the Chesapeake Bay. The view from our house on Stove Point is unencumbered by land—just a jut of Gwynn Island to the right and Stingray Point to the left. In the distance almost directly in front of the house is Marker Number 6, a small black channel marker that blinks a red light at night. This marker is a beacon—a constant in an expanse of ever-changing light, wind, and color. Several years ago I decided to take a photo of this panorama every morning at dawn. While undertaking this project, I found that my long-time fascination with observing water and weather and sky turned into a fixation. This particular scene was shot early on a September morning. Several years ago in late summer, the morning skies were spectacular. But then, most mornings on the Bay are gorgeous, no matter the season.”

Dixie Hoggan, Deltaville and Richmond, Virginia


Where’s your favorite sunrise spot on the Bay? Join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation photo group on Flickr or post to our Facebook wall to submit yours! 


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