05.26.2015 Subtle Sunrise

I was surprised to see a possible good sky this morning as overcast was the forecast last night.  I had grudgingly dragged my butt out of bed, fed Murphy and then went out with him.  There were stars in the sky and lots of clouds.  I gobbled breakfast and lit out for somewhere close…Southeast Street again.

As often happens, the clouds closed ranks in approaching the horizon, but there was an opening right where the sun was due to rise.  Although not as spectacular as Sunday, it had a subtle beauty that made being there rewarding.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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19 Responses to 05.26.2015 Subtle Sunrise

  1. I think you and Murph are very brave to go out and bring us night owls the beautiful dawn like this 🙂

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  2. It does have a wonderful understated beauty…No doubt the sign of good fortune to come.


  3. Andrew says:

    You have extracted the very best from this file Steve – very strong dynamic range to keep such detail in the shadows.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    Most of Houston would have been happy to be on that hill with you this morning after last night’s storms — especially one of my good friends, who woke to a half-foot of water in her house and a nice, fat snake on the kitchen floor. Needless to say, the snake was easier to get rid of than the water.

    I especially like way the sunlight and clouds appear to be layered in your photo, and the color variations in the clouds. They’re soothing and restful — very nice.


    • We were very distressed to see the coverage of Houston’s flooding in the news. The city took on an amazing amount of water in such a short time. It seems that the ocean rose up to meet the surging water from inland doubling the build-up. I gather that you have not received as much in your neighborhood? I hope not.

      It was delightful to see the color build and advance on the various surfaces in the sky.


      • shoreacres says:

        Truth is, the acres and acres of developmental concrete and the nature of our freeway construction have their own role to play in the chaos.

        People who’ve lived here any length of time know there are certain places you just don’t go in a downpour — even if it’s a standard issue summer thunderstorm. We’re flat, so any low spot — like a freeway interchange — can be a disaster waiting to happen.

        Of course, that also means the tv stations and the quadcopter crews know exactly where to go to get dramatic footage. In the hill and river country, the river flooding and flash flooding are one thing — and terrible in the human toll they take. In Houston? I don’t mean to downplay our recent floods. They took their own toll. But there’s such a thing as “meteorological ambulance chasing,” and some of our so-called news crews are well-practiced in the art.


  5. krikitarts says:

    I always welcome a new sunrise and a new sunset. No two are ever the same (unless they’re cloudless), and they’re all worth taking the time to appreciate. Surely Murphy appreciates the outing and being with you as well. Just ask him and watch his tail wag.


    • I feel the same way, Gary. They don’t all have to be spectacular. Unfortunately, I am not able to bring the Murph with me on my shoots. I rarely plan my entire morning of locations and many places don’t allow dogs. But he snuggles with Mary Beth until I get home and then we go for a walk.


  6. Jim in IA says:

    You know. It almost looks rainy. I looked at the past 30 days precipitation for your area. It is very dry. http://1.usa.gov/1Hv3Cwz


  7. I like this one with the cloudy sky and the sun peaking through. But most of all, I like the tree which adds so much interest.

    Murphy is one wise dog. Get your human to feed you and then go back to bed to be near the smart one in the house. Oops,what did I just write?

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    • No problem with that, Yvonne. Mary Beth definitely has the brains in the house…pretty much every else we go too. But I am happy to acknowledge that and consider myself fortunate. 🙂
      This is almost the identical composition to my foggy sunrise post from a week or so ago.

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