Not to be outdone by Day #1, morning #2 at Prairie State Park gave just as interesting sunrise photo opportunities (if you missed Day #1 sunrise and sunset, you can click on this link). For the second day in a row, I got out of my sleeping bag very early … too early by many people’s standards :o) … and headed out on Gay Feather Trail in the cold morning air.
Setting my camera on my tripod, I adjusted all the “sunrise settings” as I outlined in yesterday’s post. Now, it’s time to wait for the sunrise to happen :o)
As sunrise neared, I began shooting the developing colors in the eastern sky:
After the rich reds maxed out and then started to fade, the sun rose above the horizon and behind the clouds, giving some more unique photo opportunities:
The actual sun was not what was capturing my attention, but the skies above the sun. As the sun rose, it threw it’s beautiful light over the textured clouds:
Then the light began filtering through the clouds to the area below where the sun was rising!
I think I can safely say that I’ve never seen any 2 sunrises (or sunsets) that are identical. Like people, there is always some differences!
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