This is my morning view out my window in front of my laptop. When I see a nice sunrise I grab my camera and rush out front to take its picture.
Sunrises can be colorful in the winter as long as the clouds aren’t a solid dark gray. They can start each day with hope of something different. The day of this sunrise brought rain, sleet, and snow followed with dropping temperatures and winds.
I do love these sunrises photographed with the wide end of the 16 – 50mm Sony E-mount zoom lens on the Sony NEX-6 camera. Usually, when I buy a new camera along with the kit lens that comes with it, my first reaction is to start looking for a prime lens or two. So far I haven’t felt that necessity yet and I hope to continue using the 16 – 50mm lens for some time.
Some of you might be wondering what, or if, I did to create this look relative to what it actually looked like. The answer is that these are the actual natural colors. The only thing I did while taking the picture and developing it was to make sure that the exposure was correct and then during development I increased the contrast of the darker details. The most important factor is timing. The colors, etc. change in a matter of seconds. I often take 3 to 6 pictures and then pick the best to show.