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Before the storm.

It looked like it was going to be too overcast for a sunrise on my way to work this morning. Then I noticed there was just a bit of clear sky on the eastern horizon. Works for me.

Just before work I took a right turn over to the mall. It has been cold enough lately for all the ponds and pools to freeze over. I started out at Constitution Gardens for a quick shot of the Washington Monument then headed past the World War II Memorial (stopping for some quick porn) before stopping at the base of the Washington Monument for a while.

When I shoot a sunrise or sunset I have learned to turn around and see what the low sun is illuminating. In this case the Lincoln Memorial looked fantastic.

The last image is what I got when I hit the auto balance in my photo software. It is not what it really looked like but I like it too. The strong colors at sunrise really changed well and the reflection of the Memorial in the frozen water adds a lot for me.
 

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Then I headed down to the reflecting pool for a couple more photo ops before heading off to work to warm up (the frozen water kept everything really cold). The low sky made the lighting really dramatic.

I'm glad I brought the camera today.

Now, where is that snow?
 

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I'm just a sucker for sunrises and sunsets, like #3 in that first batch, but I think I almost prefer those instants just before sunrise, like #1, when it seems like the earth is holding its breath for just those few perfect moments before the day begins.
 

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7am ish.

Chase15.5 said:
Do you remember what time this was?
The light changed really quickly. There was just a small gap on the eastern horizon and it didn't take long before the sun was hidden behind the clouds. To get photos like this you got to be there at the right time of day on lots of days where nothing happens. Then, one day it does happen...
 

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MB1 said:
The light changed really quickly. There was just a small gap on the eastern horizon and it didn't take long before the sun was hidden behind the clouds. To get photos like this you got to be there at the right time of day on lots of days where nothing happens. Then, one day it does happen...
7 am, those choppers make one hell of an alarmclock. ;)
 
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