Sunrises on the BROWN

On 12/7/14, coming back from the Shipyard at 530am, in 20 degree weather and in the dark, one of our Irish shipmates passed the crew member with her tripod and camera and said 'Good Gracious, Mae, aren't you an odd one out here with that camera in the dark' (make sure you say it with an Irish brogue).  The ship is normally a great place to take pictures with so much of interest to see, but by adding a colorful sunrise, you've just exponentially made the shot cooler.

Taking sunrise shots of the ship, one can't help but think of all the 'lost' sunrises that merchant marines and armed guardsmen saw in the war, those skies that students saw from 1946-1982 when they boarded the ship on Monday through Friday for high school in NYC, and the ones that all members have witnessed since the BROWN became Project Liberty Ship.  Unable to go back and share those sunrises, we are taking the opportunity to share some more recent ones taken by a volunteer, who happens to have an addiction to sunrises of any sort.  But sunrise shots of the BROWN are 100% more special. Just about everything about the BROWN is special...

Come forth, all ye 'night owls' and see what the morning folk see each morning as they drink a wonderful, steaming cup o' joe and enjoy the first visual gift of the day.

Taken from Baltimore's Cruise Terminal on the morning of the 9/8/12 cruise.   A bit stressed- out since the rain didn't stop until about 6am and passengers were arriving for the cruise with lots of clouds still hanging around.   A sweet, close call.  It turned out to be a lovely day. 

Taken from Baltimore's Cruise Terminal on the morning of the 9/8/12 cruise.   A bit stressed- out since the rain didn't stop until about 6am and passengers were arriving for the cruise with lots of clouds still hanging around.   A sweet, close call.  It turned out to be a lovely day. 

The morning of 9/27/13.  We were chartered for Baltimore's Trawler Fest and the ship was used for different sessions of the  Trawler Fest University.  Crew members slept aboard this week and most stayed in bed and missed this light show in the sky, but a few did witness this.

The morning of 9/27/13.  We were chartered for Baltimore's Trawler Fest and the ship was used for different sessions of the  Trawler Fest University.  Crew members slept aboard this week and most stayed in bed and missed this light show in the sky, but a few did witness this.

This morning was magical.   Last one I'll share from that wonderful September morning. 

This morning was magical.   Last one I'll share from that wonderful September morning. 

Same place, different day, and taken from the pier instead of from the ship.  9/28/13

Same place, different day, and taken from the pier instead of from the ship.  9/28/13

Broadway Pier in Fells Point, taken on our Fourth of July Family Fun Fest weekend.   This was at 5:11am 7/6/14 and the shot is taken from the main deck of the ship, shooting the Broadway recreation pier, home of the 'police station' of the HBO show Homicide: Life on the Street

Broadway Pier in Fells Point, taken on our Fourth of July Family Fun Fest weekend.   This was at 5:11am 7/6/14 and the shot is taken from the main deck of the ship, shooting the Broadway recreation pier, home of the 'police station' of the HBO show Homicide: Life on the Street

Same day, a different angle. Gun tub and long-silenced gun silhouettes

Same day, a different angle. Gun tub and long-silenced gun silhouettes

Last one from that day.  :)

Last one from that day.  :)

Taken on 9/14/14 during Sailabration.  It was the morning after fireworks and fun activities.  Why oh why, was I awake this early?!?!?

Taken on 9/14/14 during Sailabration.  It was the morning after fireworks and fun activities.  Why oh why, was I awake this early?!?!?

This was shot on a somewhat cold morning for October.  It was 10/5/14, the day after our October cruise.  It was early and cool and the photographer and one other crazy crew member were climbing all over the ship trying to catch the sunburst at just the right spot.    

This was shot on a somewhat cold morning for October.  It was 10/5/14, the day after our October cruise.  It was early and cool and the photographer and one other crazy crew member were climbing all over the ship trying to catch the sunburst at just the right spot.  

 

While in the shipyard in November, there were some pretty good foggy days. This is from 11/21/14 and it shows the eastern park of Colonna's shipyard. 

While in the shipyard in November, there were some pretty good foggy days. This is from 11/21/14 and it shows the eastern park of Colonna's shipyard

On November 22, 2014, we  didn't have a cloud around, but there was some pretty color hanging over Norfolk and Portsmouth.  

On November 22, 2014, we  didn't have a cloud around, but there was some pretty color hanging over Norfolk and Portsmouth.  

Having had rain the night before (and we mean HEAVY rain), you couldn't keep the photographer from getting up for this sunrise.  In the world of sunrise/sunsets, clouds are magical.   This shot is from 11/23/14 shows some amazing color. 

Having had rain the night before (and we mean HEAVY rain), you couldn't keep the photographer from getting up for this sunrise.  In the world of sunrise/sunsets, clouds are magical.   This shot is from 11/23/14 shows some amazing color. 

The colors reflected on the still damp hatch cover is pretty cool. 

The colors reflected on the still damp hatch cover is pretty cool. 

Taken on 12/6/14, on the morning that we are leaving the shipyard to return to Baltimore.   It was a very cloudy sky and it was debatable if we would see the sun, but goodbyes to the Norfolk/Portsmouth skies and the shipyard needed to be made by the photographer and the BROWN on our last day at Colonna's Shipyard. 

Taken on 12/6/14, on the morning that we are leaving the shipyard to return to Baltimore.   It was a very cloudy sky and it was debatable if we would see the sun, but goodbyes to the Norfolk/Portsmouth skies and the shipyard needed to be made by the photographer and the BROWN on our last day at Colonna's Shipyard. 

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