Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Quick Sunrise @ Bombay Hook NWR, DE

The sunrise this morning came and went pretty fast.

With a think cover of clouds and just a thin band on the horizon where the sun could peak through, the light was great, full of color, but it only lasted for a few minutes.

The 3 minute sunrise

I would normally see this part of the scene (below) and keep on going without shooting it. But even more so now, I stop and think, and look a little harder and reconsider just moving on. Light alone can be a strong element, and on a day like this one it was over quite quickly.

Morning Glow

The light really did go away moments later, but the clouds broke up some an hour or something after sunrise so the trip wasn't just for those few minutes at sunrise.

For landscapes that short window of sunrise and sunset light is a must... It is a big part of what makes getting up at 4am and driving 100 miles worth it for me.