05.28.2019 Evolution of a Sunrise

Sunrise at 5:15, 40 minute ride. Out of the house at 4:15, up at 3:15. Good thing I can count on Bentley to get me up early. 

Before the hike looking for lady’s slippers at High Ledges yesterday, I stopped at the Patten in Shelburne with a nice view of Mount Monadnock.  I hadn’t really researched where the sun would rise there but knew it would be somewhere near the mountain. I posted this location a few years ago in autumn.








I can’t say I mind the lack of sleep if I get to experience this.

No sunrise today as rain is moving in.

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 05.28.2019 Evolution of a Sunrise

  1. That first picture is an apotheosis of orange. The multi-toned violet band across the middle of the image is an excellent complement.

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  2. Many people do lots of researching to get an alignment like that. You’re just living right! Each photo beautiful in its own right.

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    • I usually do also, but not on this occasion. I had a good idea though. I generally refer to The Photographer’s Ephemeris, either on the desktop before leaving or the phone on location. The phone’s compass then gets me looking in the right direction…more helpful for the rising moon which gives no twilight hints.
      Thanks!.. I don’t drink, smoke or chase anyone but my spouse. That leaves photography.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I’ve always enjoyed a combination of purple and yellow, or purple and orange, flowers, and the colors certainly do equally well for a sunrise. The 5:15 photo is my favorite for a number of reasons. For one thing, I’ve never seen anything quite like it, with the almost-halo around the sun and the diffused, sun-like glow. I like the way the increasing light’s provided that orange-to-yellow range of color in the sky, too. I’d say it certainly was worth getting up for.

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    • I’ve see plenty of sunrise glows like this through cloudy horizons. It was definitely the first time seeing a mountain top haloed like this. At the time I was worried about capturing it without overexposing the sun and did some bracketing. But in the end one shot did it.

      It was definitely worth it even without the Lady’s Slippers I had hoped for afterward. And the afternoon nap was worth it too. Happy Bentley and refreshed Steve.


  4. bluebrightly says:

    I like what Michael said about living right! 😉 The first photograph, with the simple fields of color, is my favorite. What a treat though, to see those changes.

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    • Depending on my mood, each image takes its place as my favorite. There is some element in each that makes it stand out for me. But the whole series was a delight to experience, especially the halo which I had never captured before. I have something similar to the first hanging in the Monadnock Insurance Agency in NH.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        That’s gorgeous! I know what you mean about finding something you like in each photo, and also about the whole experience, which is much more than the sum of it’s parts.

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