Whew! That Was Close.

 
Thursday morning, I had a close call. I almost missed this.

It was one of those mornings when I went for my camera as soon as I opened the curtains. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about photographing sunrises and sunsets, it’s that speed is of the utmost importance.

When the sun is rising or setting, it seems to be in fast forward.

These pictures were all taken in less than three minutes. The changes are subtle, but they’re there. 

If I had opened the curtains a few minutes later, the sky would have looked entirely different.  You have to be quick when the sun’s in fast forward.

18 responses to “Whew! That Was Close.

  1. Hope you had your curtains open and camera in hand early this morning…from what I could see it was another beautiful sunrise…and I’m sure it was even more lovely over the Pagan and James Rivers!

  2. There’s just no way to duplicate those blues – and I love the whispy orange clouds. I sent you an email with this quote…but in case you didn’t get it;
    “There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.”
    Attributed to Ben Williams, who I can’t find anything about except that he has some inspiring quotes attributed to him. I thought of you right away when I read it! Happy weekend!

    • Yes, Adrienne, I did get that e-mail. Sorry I hadn’t replied. I plan to use the quote you sent me in an upcoming blog. Thanks for thinking of me!

  3. The light towards the top almost looks like brush strokes. Thank you again for this virtual sunrise.

  4. This was a lovely sunrise – so glad you didn’t miss it! So glad I didn’t miss it! Thank you!

  5. Top Ten Sunrises?? I do believe we’re going to have to expand to a “Top Thirty” type of list! .. Ten won’t cut it !

  6. Thank you for your speediness so you could share the most glorious of sunrises with the rest of us!

  7. oh my! those are just incredibly beautiful… (and i’m with marshall!)

  8. They get better each day.

  9. You are very funny! By the title of your blog, I was assuming a close call in the car or some sort of household accident. But the sunrise! Oh dear, so heartbreakingly beautiful. Thanks for being there!

  10. oooohhhh i know this story all to well. these photo’s are so incredibly beautiful.

    we are often racing in the car to find the perfect spot to get the perfect shot! you are so very lucky to have this in your backyard!!!

  11. They do occur so quickly! Thank you for getting up to capture these for us.

  12. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Marshall, I’m thinking top “100.”. Wonderful shot as always!

  13. Absolutely stunning shots…I just have to know…what time did you get up to get these? 🙂

    • Thanks! The time on the pictures is 5:47, so I probably got out of bed at 5:45. Checking the sunrise is usually the first thing I do every morning!

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