If the sunrise has anything in the way of color, I can usually count on the view around the corner from me to be a good spot to watch and photograph. That was the case yesterday morning before I visited the lupine patch. When I looked outside at 4:30 the sky was mostly covered and didn’t seem like there was a good reason to expect much. But 15 minutes later that all changed with just a few hints of subtle color building on the bottom edges of the heavy cloud cover. I had told the folks with the lupines I’d be by at 6 which gave me a while so I grabbed the kit and hurried over to Hadley to see what might develop.
I waited as long as I could for the light to hit the highest clouds over my head and after this shot it started to diminish.
Later, as I drove to the Lupines, the blue sky took over and the cloud became fine feathery cirrus, mare’s tail wisps, but by the time I got to where I could safely make some images they passed under some overcast and just blended in. But what came before didn’t disappoint and then the flowers were great as well. It was a nice morning all in all.