Six years ago today I went out to see Venus and the crescent moon rise together over Witless Bay.

At -17 °C it was a cold morning but with little to no wind it was still quite pleasant, and very peaceful. The reason for picking this location for shooting the moonrise was Gull Island, one of the islands in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, that I wanted to frame in the foreground:

Venus and the crescent moon rise over Gull Island - Witless Bay

Venus and the crescent moon rise over Gull Island – Witless Bay

As you can see the moonlight on the water was brilliant and bright, but lean in a little closer and you can even see some venuslight on the water!

Satisfied with the shot I came for, I waited for the sun to rise to photograph all the interesting pieces of ice and frozen rocks on the beach:

Pebbles frozen onto bigger rocks - Bears Cove Head

Pebbles frozen onto bigger rocks – Bears Cove Head

Shard of ice glowing in the sunlight - Bears Cove Head

Shard of ice glowing in the sunlight – Bears Cove Head

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Frozen beach rocks at sunrise – Bears Cove Head

All in all it was a beautiful morning!