I edited these photos a while ago, and I’m not sure why I didn’t post them, but with the upcoming snow storm today, I thought it would be a good time to post! I went down to East Haddam at 6:00am on January 21st so that I could be there to photograph the sunrise and ice jams along the Connecticut River. I knew East Haddam was going to be packed, as the town had quickly become an overnight tourist attraction in a month when it was typically a pretty quiet in town. So, getting there before it became highly trafficked was another reason for the early visit – I wanted to use my tripod and I wanted wide open views. When I got there it was eerily quiet and I could hear the sound of ice cracking all around me. But, all was very still and it was nice to sit and enjoy the ice jams as the frigid air froze my fingertips.
I wasn’t exactly sure where I wanted to start taking photos, but earlier in the week, I had been down by the boat ramp and the ice looked pretty spectacular down there, so I briefly stopped at the bridge and took a few photos while the sun was rising and then jumped in my car to go down to the boat launch.
The water down by the boat launch had a beautiful orange reflection from the sunrise.
Once the sunrise was over, the sky turned a vibrant blue, so I drove down the road, back towards the bridge to capture these shots.
If you had the chance to get down to East Haddam for the ice jams, what did you think? What did you like most about it? I have to say, my favorite part was listening to the ice cracking; it was something you don’t hear very often.