Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sunrise on First Day of Spring (Vernal Equinox)

When I looked outside this morning about half an hour before sunrise I thought that it will be just a regular partly cloudy day show. I packed my gear and headed out anyway and I wasn’t disappointed. What struck me, though, was that sky directly opposite to sunrise (due west) was more spectacular than actual sunrise once the sun got over the horizon.

Sunrise at 7:30

Western sky at sunrise at 7:39. Notice the long shadow of my tripod and a car. It is impossible not to have the shadows in a photo with the sun directly behind me. The shadows were about 75 yards long!


Karli @ The Bonnie 5 said...

Oh the colors! Can't say I'm up and around at 7:30 (thank you amazing hubby that takes boys to school at 8:00!!).... but I really need to make the effort. BEAUTIFUL colors! Great clouds too!

Jerry said...

Actually, now that I am retired and can sleep as long as I want to I do get up at 5:30 every morning. Go figure! It makes for great long day since I don't hit the sack till 11 PM.