March 2, 2020

Sunrise, 6:27.

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Actual sunrise time: 6:31.

14 comments:

rcocean said...

Wow, that is beautiful. Is that enhanced in some way?

Laslo Spatula said...

Mountains in the middle of the picture, between the water and the sky, would make the middle of the picture more interesting.

I like the top and bottom of the picture.

I am Laslo.

tcrosse said...

More mountains means less sky or less water.

rcocean said...

Plains = Big Sky country.

Ann Althouse said...

"Wow, that is beautiful. Is that enhanced in some way?"

I didn't change the color, but I did choose the level of the light — turned it down from what the iPhone did automatically.

Ann Althouse said...

The best view of the sunrise would probably be to have the sky meet the water, with nothing marking the line.

One thing about the buildings — the city of Madison — is that they mark the place where the sunrises and you can see that the sun moves to a different spot every day. It got quite far to the right over the winter, so it's nice to see it moving back left, which is the way it heads for summer: north!

Howard said...

The curved chemtrail really ties the whole picture together.

Phidippus said...

I like how the horizontal bands of contrasting color echo each other in the sky and the lake.

Repeated attention to one subject leads to enhanced seeing.

Phidippus said...

Howard, I think that the usual term in aviation circles is "contrail", i.e., condensation trail of water vapor from the engine exhaust.

Water is a chemical, of course, but it's less scary when you describe it that way.

Either way it works as a visual element here.

Howard said...

Phidippus: thanks, I was just trolling the chemtrail theme hoping to get a chuckle. Also those jet engines are spewing out micro particulates that act as the condensation nuclei so it's not just water but they're not doing it to change the weather which is complete b*******

That echo is called a reflection BTW ;^)

Ann Althouse said...

"I like how the horizontal bands of contrasting color echo each other in the sky and the lake."

We've had some warm weather, so the snow on top of the ice is gone in some places. That's added a reflective surface and gives me a much better chance to find interesting ways to frame the sunrise.

Fernandistein said...

More mountains means less sky or less water.

Not if you're on top of the mountain.

Howard said...

Duh... Since the ice is melted the blue of the water is more intense us making the orange chroma brighter to my color blind eyes.

Clyde said...

Nice!