You can sleep anytime...MOVE

May 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The alarm clock sounded at 5.00am, I struggled to turn it off so not to wake Bron after our late night. I had promised myself a photo shoot this morning but the motivation was waning just a little…. 5.58am, from bed I look out to see a halo around the setting moon, maybe it’s not going to be all that good a sunrise today, maybe I can stay in bed…..  A little voice murmurs inside my head, “You can sleep anytime...MOVE”.

Driving to one of my favourite locations, not many people about at this time on a Saturday, the colours in the sky, soft and subtle, were only hinting at what was to come. Having parked the car I noticed the colours in the eastern sky were getting stronger and more intense, “I don’t want to miss this” I’m saying to myself; knowing sunrise wasn’t due for another 40 minutes. I found my spot, setup with the 14mm Wide Angle, checked the battery levels, checked a card was loaded, positioned the tripod, shutter release attached, mounted the camera on the tripod and turned the camera on.

It was cool about 3oC, not a breath of wind, little patches of wispy grey mist floating around, the occasional jogger or cyclist would rush by, some with a hello and some without.

I was still focusing on setting up, aperture set, manual focus set, wind the exposure back to about 3sec, I pressed the shutter release, stepped back to look at the screen and suddenly realise that nature and circumstance were going to reward my effort with a show to remember … I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

Good light to next time...

With a 2 Second exposure the single skull just disappears, leaving us it's wake....

 

Before SunriseLBG before sunriseLBG Before Sunrise Autumn 2014

Not a breath of breeze and the lake is like glass....

The colour fads as the Sun rises....

 

 

 

 


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