Morning Glory

Capturing Annapolis before dawn

 From time to time, photographer Lee Goodwin heads to Annapolis before dawn on days when the forecast promises still waters and dramatic skies. He shot this view of the State House dome at 5:30 one August morning, more than an hour before sunrise. “I hoped to capture the reflections of the Capitol shimmering on the water,” explains the Potomac, Maryland-based photographer. “I use long exposures—this one was 15 seconds—to show an aspect of a scene that might not be visible in real time.” Photo: Lee Goodwin