04.08.2019 Dawn Blast Off

Once again, my story starts with an overcast sky, but I thought one never can be sure there won’t be a sliver of light through that overcast which can be of benefit.  Well, there turned out to be more than a sliver and a spectacular sky ensued. This is from a very popular and easily accessed spot and I had company come and go throughout the twilight and then sunrise.

The image is a combination of three exposures to balance the dynamic range that my eye was seeing. I was hoping for a pillar of fire over the approaching sun, but it never really materialized…just the small column you see.

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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10 Responses to 04.08.2019 Dawn Blast Off

  1. Magnificent image with the pink, gold and orange clouds. It must give you a nice warm glow whenever you encounter these wonderful morning sunrises.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    It does look rather like a rocket launch, or the beam from one of those searchlights that used to be such a part of Hollywood — or car lot — openings. But I also can see it as a lighthouse, which Longfellow imagined as a pillar of fire:

    The rocky ledge runs far into the sea,
    And on its outer point, some miles away,
    The Lighthouse lifts its massive masonry,
    A pillar of fire by night, of cloud by day.

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    • It certainly does beckon and in a way like a guiding light, whether lighthouse or sign of the way.
      As a kid I got excited by those car lot beams (or Hollywood) moving across the sky. As an adult, not so much. Speaking of beacons, I saw my first firefly of the year yesterday. Still too cool for them to be searching for love but it was neat to see. I ran in for my camera as proof but it was gone when I got back.

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  3. Wow! You went from Xmas-color toy soldier lichen to DayGlo Easter egg colors. What an amazing sky

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  4. And over the Hills, far in the distance, you can barely hear Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.

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