6:00 AM sunrise 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.  Earlier I had posted a shot of the sunrise taken from the observation tower near the Gull Pond section of the refuge but this one is from the ground level of the same area but looking to the East.  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.  

Camera: Nikon D7000 digital SLR.

Lens: Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 AFS lens @ 28mm.  Cokin 1 stop graduated neutral density filter mounted in Cokin 100mm Pro-Z square filter holder to knock down some of the exposure in the sky.   

Settings: Single 1/5th second exposure in aperture priority mode @ F22, ISO 100, center-weighted metering.