It was a late night with an overtime hockey game in which my team lost although the series is tied. The forecast was for rain in the morning, which would mean heavy cloud cover, so there would likely not be a sunrise. After some dithering, I set my alarm anyway.
And then, I had great trouble getting to sleep. I think I was still awake at 1 o'clock, which did not altogether increase my enthusiasm for an early shoot.
Regardless, my silly self rolled over at 3:57, three minutes before the alarm was set to rouse me, and I was able to turn it off before it might wake Sue as well.
I still wasn't sure about getting up. I checked the sky and saw that there were low clouds that would obscure the rising sun. But I also saw some spaces above the low cloud bank, which could result in a photo op.
Even though I wasn't certain about what I should do, once the idea was in my head, I wasn't about to get back to sleep anyway. I hauled the old bod out of bed, got dressed, made coffee, and headed out.
I drove down a laneway by which farmers could access their fields. It was marked as a road, so I wasn't trespassing.
So it was that I was able to catch some photos of the first rising of the sun after the solstice which occurred close to the previous midnight. I didn't see the sun exactly, but I did see its effects.
on the ground part than what is visible at Blogger resolution.