09.04.2019 Before and After

Another rushed ride to New Salem for a sunrise shot. For a change I actually arrived early and got a chance to watch things develop.

That was it for Sunday morning.  I was satisfied and went home to continue splitting wood.


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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28 Responses to 09.04.2019 Before and After

  1. Woo hoo sunrise: what a good progression. When it comes to color, the early bird catches the warmth.

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  2. Ms. Liz says:

    An amazing sequence!

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  3. shoreacres says:

    It’s especially nice that you not only caught the change in color, but also the changes in the cloud structure. It looks as though while you were collecting yourself, the clouds were doing the same, leading to that arrangement you focused on in the last image.

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    • If you notice the leaf movement in the shot with the framing trees and the foregrounds you’ll see that it was fairly breezy and that included the upper atmosphere as well. I was glad that the mammatus clouds held their shape for as long as they did. I was afraid they would blow right out of the overhead sky.

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  4. Jim R says:

    That color shows up often in sunrise and sunset photos around the world. It seems more so due to volcanic activity. I’ve seen many on Spaceweathergallery.com

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    • No volcanoes around here but maybe some particulate traveled far in the upper atmosphere. I’ve always understood that pollution plays a part in causing wilder color in sunsets but there is usually pretty clean in the morning.


  5. Jessica says:

    Love “rushed ride”. I often find myself rushing around trying to catch sunsets. Gorgeous color in your photos. Love that all those hues are from one sitting.

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    • It’s even harder to arrive places on time for sunrises, especially during summer hours. Even when I get out of the house in plenty of time I still feel the need to move quickly. It pays off when I get to watch the twilight develop into a sunrise. Thanks, Jessica.

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  6. Andrew says:

    The last shot is very impressive. Very powerful indeed.

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  7. Gallivanta says:

    A great series. Were you surprised by the depth of colour which eventuated? I was.

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    • Thank you, Ann. Yes but I try to enhance that by underexposing some which helps capture the color with a little more richness. The color and light is there but it’s the balance that makes a difference when capturing the data. In many of these sunrise images the range of light requires combining two or three exposures so I get to adjust things with all that information available. It’s not often the sky is as filled as this and Saturday’s shot as well so I was surprised. Two great mornings in a row! 🙂

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  8. Wonderful sunrise photos! Keep up the good work!

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  9. The atmosphere was alive with the vision of clouds on fire. This one is quite a capture. It’s hard to believe that the rising sun can create a scene such as this one. Unbelievable.

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  11. melissabluefineart says:

    Like Steve S., I don’t typically see such magnificence in the morning. I might be motivated to be a morning person if this sort of thing was going on here! Absolutely stunning photos.

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