07.19.2019 South Maple Street Sunrise Composition 2

After shooting the panoramic shot posted on 7/16, I started looking for narrower views.  It was a bit later so the light was stronger as the sun got closer to the horizon and I decided a silhouetted tree in front of all the glorious light was what I needed to focus on.

This weekend we are due for upper 90’s every day, Saturday through Monday, with Saturday the highest at possibly 100° and with a dew point approaching the upper 70’s. I am glad I am an early morning photographer.  I’ll be worshiping the a/c afternoons. I know some of you, especially those in Texas, see 100° more often than we do but it’s all relative.


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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15 Responses to 07.19.2019 South Maple Street Sunrise Composition 2

  1. Pete Hillman says:

    That is glorious light, Steve! Stunning image, and what a great way to start your day!

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  2. Ms. Liz says:

    Gorgeous colours Steve!

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  3. Todd Henson says:

    Beautiful composition, Steve. As is often the case, I love the layers (in addition to the colors). I can’t speak to the heat in Texas, but having lived for many years in both Arizona and here in Virginia, I’d take 100° in Arizona over Virginia any day! So you won’t be alone in worshipping the a/c this weekend. 🙂

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    • Thank you, Todd. I was sure happy to see that ground fog develop, as in the previous shot, to pull the whole thing together. Yeah, it ain’t the heat it’s the humidity makes all the difference. Hopefully the power grid can handle our needs.


  4. Are you sure this was not taken from an Earth-like moon orbiting Jupiter?

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  5. First horizontal, then vertical, and both successful. Have you ever framed a sunrise as a shape other than a rectangle, say an ellipse?

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  6. shoreacres says:

    While I enjoy your panoramas, this is especially appealing to me. It’s a familiar sky; the colors are very much coastal-Texas-in-summer, and the cloud formations are delicious.

    I’m especially intrigued by the snippet of “wave” cloud to the right of the trees in the middle of the photo. I suspect they’re Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds: analogous to breaking waves in the ocean. After wind blows up and over a barrier, like a mountain, it continues flowing through the atmosphere in a wavelike pattern, and complex evaporation and condensation patterns create the capped tops and cloudless troughs. A difference in wind speed or direction of wind currents in the atmosphere is involved, too.

    Do you happen to have any images that show the waves continuing on? I’ve only seen them three or four times, and photographed them once. They’re really neat, and considered somewhat rare.

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    • There is this one a few minutes later and too late for good definition of those clouds. I wasn’t planning on processing this one but it does show more of them.

      Thanks for introducing me to Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds. I don’t remember photographing similar clouds before so a first. I did notice some neat clouds and composed to include them but a bit too late to get a good capture of them.

      Well, since we are having Texas weather I guess we should also have Texas color. We’re currently sitting at 90° with humidity that feels the same but is probably around 70%+. I got soaked first thing this morning just photographing flowers in a meadow that ordinarily is very wet but our lack of rain has it quite dry. I’ll be posting them shortly. Got another great sunrise this morning too.


      • shoreacres says:

        We joke about 90/90 weather, but 90/70’s perfectly capable of making things miserable. It will be interesting to see what you found in your meadow. “Wet meadow” suggests you might be making a return trip to the grass pinks — or some other orchid.

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      • You guessed correctly about the grass pink and one more as well. The 90/70’s pretty much kept us indoors. Bentley got a nice walk mid-morning while it was only 70/70’s but the rest of the day was just trips into the backyard. According to the evening news we did not quite make it into the 100’s but today is another opportunity. Tomorrow’s to be around 90 so a breath of fresh air so to speak.

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