There is a local location from where I’ve been trying to capture an epic sunrise. Long sob story short: I’ve struck out. Ten visits and maybe one share-able sunrise picture. Too many clouds, not enough clouds, clouds to low, etc.
This shot was taken on one of those early morning trips. The plan was to shoot sunrise pictures from the bridge. Instead I climbed below the bridge and shot the underside. This shot happened because I kept my eyes open, spirits high, and went with a back-up plan.
The whole experience has been an eye opening one and has really helped me appreciate the work of people like Joe Azure and Bill Fortney. Individuals who have amazing images of the same location under different conditions. I appreciate their work not only because of the amazing images, but because I am just now beginning to understand the determination and time it takes to get those shots. For every one epic shot there has to be a shoebox filled with images from entire shoots that simply didn’t work out.
It’s not grand or epic, but it is a much better shot than if I had simply packed up my gear and gone home.
Has anyone else has this experience? Also, if you have any advice for improving weather predictions please share.
Thanks to John Barrett for providing feedback on this image.