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Posted By: rbefly, 08-07-2013, 07:06 AM

Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes...
5:00 Am, yawn, coffee, look out the window. Sort of a 'blah' morning, cloudy...but just a peek of orange in the direction of the upcoming sunrise.
Should I take a chance and pack up the gear? Or just have another cup and maybe a bagel?
Yep, skipped the bagel (I'm eating it now, as I post!) and packed the K-7, 24mm prime, DA 35mm and a short telephoto. Zip over to City Park Golf Course, a small pond there is good for reflecting all the glorious colors of a brilliant sunrise. Or, not.
Sometimes the groundskeepers chase me off, the first tee time is 6:00 and they don't want tripod-wielding crazies cluttering up the course.
But THIS morning a younger guy said 'Hello' and drove off. A good sign?
As it turned out, yes. A good sign.
Within minutes the sliver of orange turned to purple, orange and gold, no sun, just a wedge of cloud-reflected color. Set up tripod, quick check of camera settings, cable release, first click at 6:01. By 6:12, it was gone, washed out by the sunrise. In between, I moved a couple of times, bracketed the best-looking shots and ran off 63 exposures. This is one of the better ones, I'll PP the rest later. After breakfast!
Ron

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It would be hard to beat this great sunrise, Ron. Nice job, indeed.

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Hi Jer,
Thanks, you're right, I couldn't believe my luck when I got there and it was just starting to bloom into color. I used + 7/10 Ev to lighten it up on this shot, the meter-recommended exposure had no shadow detail. Very little PP, just crop and heighten contrast a bit.
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Great shot, Ron ... well worth the early bird efforts ... J
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Hi John, thanks for the kind words, I'm happy with this photo and have PP'd a few others with slightly different angles that are pretty good too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rbefly Quote
Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes...
5:00 Am, yawn, coffee, look out the window. Sort of a 'blah' morning, cloudy...but just a peek of orange in the direction of the upcoming sunrise.
Should I take a chance and pack up the gear? Or just have another cup and maybe a bagel?
Yep, skipped the bagel (I'm eating it now, as I post!) and packed the K-7, 24mm prime, DA 35mm and a short telephoto. Zip over to City Park Golf Course, a small pond there is good for reflecting all the glorious colors of a brilliant sunrise. Or, not.
Sometimes the groundskeepers chase me off, the first tee time is 6:00 and they don't want tripod-wielding crazies cluttering up the course.
But THIS morning a younger guy said 'Hello' and drove off. A good sign?
As it turned out, yes. A good sign.
Within minutes the sliver of orange turned to purple, orange and gold, no sun, just a wedge of cloud-reflected color. Set up tripod, quick check of camera settings, cable release, first click at 6:01. By 6:12, it was gone, washed out by the sunrise. In between, I moved a couple of times, bracketed the best-looking shots and ran off 63 exposures. This is one of the better ones, I'll PP the rest later. After breakfast!
Ron
Lovely.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rbefly Quote
Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes...
5:00 Am, yawn, coffee, look out the window. Sort of a 'blah' morning, cloudy...but just a peek of orange in the direction of the upcoming sunrise.
Should I take a chance and pack up the gear? Or just have another cup and maybe a bagel?
Yep, skipped the bagel (I'm eating it now, as I post!) and packed the K-7, 24mm prime, DA 35mm and a short telephoto. Zip over to City Park Golf Course, a small pond there is good for reflecting all the glorious colors of a brilliant sunrise. Or, not.
Sometimes the groundskeepers chase me off, the first tee time is 6:00 and they don't want tripod-wielding crazies cluttering up the course.
But THIS morning a younger guy said 'Hello' and drove off. A good sign?
As it turned out, yes. A good sign.
Within minutes the sliver of orange turned to purple, orange and gold, no sun, just a wedge of cloud-reflected color. Set up tripod, quick check of camera settings, cable release, first click at 6:01. By 6:12, it was gone, washed out by the sunrise. In between, I moved a couple of times, bracketed the best-looking shots and ran off 63 exposures. This is one of the better ones, I'll PP the rest later. After breakfast!
Ron
love the reflection! nice one
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Great colors! Just wonderful!
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