5:48 AM over the refuge

This was the sunrise at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, NJ on Sunday 6-16-2013.  The marshy impoundment areas just glisten at that hour, especially when viewed from the observation tower near the Gull Pond section of the refuge.  It's the kind of quiet setting where all your troubles evaporate and you realign your own perceptions of your sense of self and your place in the bigger world.  

Nikon D7000 with Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 AFS lens @ 28mm.  Aperture priority mode F22, ISO 100, center-weighted metering.  Camera was tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon infrared remote.