I managed to squeeze in a quick post yesterday before heading out on a shoot with Bob. As early as we planned to meet, he even texted me, wondering if I could be ready 15 minutes earlier than planned. So 5:45 it was.
Bob drives all over in the wee hours and found a spot which might work for a sunrise. It was at the top of a hill. Of course, the roads never line up propitiously hereabouts for a direct sunrise, but one tries to do one's best.
We're a fussy lot, we photographers. We want a sunrise and we want clouds. While neither worked perfectly on that morning, we tried our best.
6:28 As soon as I popped out of the car, I set up for this shot. The one, solitary cloud was off over a field. I included the road for context. The diagonal element worked well enough, I think. I did try one version where I cloned away all of the poles and wires, but I didn't like the result. It was better to break the horizon with the verticals in this case.
7:26 With the sun fully risen, we were ready to cal it a morning, but then I took my favourite photo of the shoot. As much as we all love sunrises, the golden light which comes briefly afterward can be quite wonderful for landscape photos with its golden tones, soft light, and long shadows. As it turned out, this was my favourite shot of the morning. Go figure.