Before sunrise

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 24 September 2015 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This was a good half hour before sunrise. The human eye could barely see the shapes of the mountain and the camera could not focus. But the aperture preferred setting chose an exposure of 3.2 seconds which rendered this beautiful blue sky,

SONY SLT-A77V 16/5 second F/8.0 ISO 400 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Good choice ! pleasing result !

24 Sep 2015 6:44am

jean pierre a from France

jolies couleurs!! amitiés

24 Sep 2015 7:46am

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

You were up early. nice shot. The camera can more than your eyes

24 Sep 2015 8:31am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, clouds, tone & lights!
Amazing shapes!

24 Sep 2015 8:59am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Les belles couleurs de l'heure bleue

24 Sep 2015 9:52am

Don from Spokane, United States

It is interesting what it took to get the fine exposure. It's a beautiful image. I like the hint of warm color at the horizon too. Very well done.

24 Sep 2015 3:06pm

Gary from The Southwest Deserts, United States

Always a tough time to shoot but you had success capturing the feel of first light.

24 Sep 2015 4:52pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful silhouette

24 Sep 2015 5:21pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Ah, the mystic beauty of pre-dawn. Lovely,.

24 Sep 2015 6:03pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

It turned out amazingly nice.... I like it!!

24 Sep 2015 10:13pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien le rendu

25 Sep 2015 2:28pm