The smoke in the upper atmosphere from the fires in the western United States is still adding color to sunrise in otherwise clear blue skies.
In these pictures you will see a crowd gathering to watch the sunrise. You may have heard the expression "the early bird gets the worm". In this series of photos and in the video you will see that the early bird also sees the sun rise.
Photographs taken on 27 August 2018.
For this photo shoot I focused on the distant horizon then turned off the auto-focus and the image stabilization on my lens. I used a high f-stop to keep both the foreground and background in sharp focus.
The photographs in the video cover a 34 minute time-frame. The video starts 30 minutes before the official sunrise time.
All the photographs taken have been compiled into a short 4 minute 17 second video. The photographs have not been enhanced, you see what I observed.
Music: "Antarctica" by Audionautix. This music was chosen because the musical transitions seemed to match the tone of this sunrise.
Time Lapse Video
The following animated GIF is 30x the speed of the full video. The full video is much better, this time lapse contains some pixelization.
Sunrise Photographs in Sequence
To give you an idea of the when the photographs were taken I am adding a T-time. T-0 is sunrise, T-10 is 10 minutes before sunrise, and T+5 is 5 minutes after sunrise.
This is a representative sample of the photographs in the video. The photographs have not been enhanced, you are seeing what I observed on this morning.
Watch the utility pole and utility lines.
Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 30 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T-30
The first bird shows up to watch the sunrise.
Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1.6 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T-11
More birds are lining up to watch the sunrise
Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/2 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T-1
Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/4 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T+2
A lot of birds are perched to see the sun rise above the clouds.
Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/5 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T+3
Some birds are starting to leave.
Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/6 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T+3
Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/8 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T+4
When I think about how wonderful it is to capture these moments, I often realize how little I had to do with making these wonderful moments. For I am just the guy behind the camera.
Music: "Antarctica" by Audionautix
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|Camera||Canon EOS 7D|
|Lens||Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom|
|Filters||Tiffen UV Protection Filter, Tiffen Circular Polarizer Glass Filter|
|Tripod||Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 3 Section Aluminum Tripod Legs with Q90 Column (Black)|
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