Last night I was about to sit down and post a small series of shots from my recent visit to Cambridge when I decided to have a cup of tea and biscuit. I sat on the lounge, consumed my hot beverage and then… promptly fell asleep. I woke up at 5am and rather than drag my weary bones up to bed for a couple of hours, I thought I’d head out with my camera. Its been a while since I’ve taken some sunrise shots.
I also thought my chances of getting a decent sunrise would be good since Sydney has been battling severe bush fires over the last week and smoke particles really contribute to beautiful sunrise and sunset colours. In addition to this, we’d had a little rain overnight and those residual clouds would hopefully light up in the approaching dawn.
How did it turn out? Unfortunately, not as I’d hoped. Goes to show that even when probability would seem to be in your favour, things do not turn out as expected. Clouds were too dense on the horizon obscuring the rising suns rays and the light rain we’d had earlier that night seemed to have washed the skies of smoky particulate.
I suppose there’s always the next time…
Canon 7D | EF 24-105L & EFS 10-22 | Tripod | ND 9 stop filter | Post: Lightroom 5
Smokey Sydney Skies
This last shot was taken a few days ago during the height of the firestorm in the Blue Mountains. I snapped it at 4pm in the afternoon (remembering that sunset in Sydney is after 7pm at the moment). It shows just how smokey the skies were that day. The fires are still burning fiercely despite starting a week ago. Take care to all those battling the fires and those who may still be in harms way. Summer is really shaping up to be a hot one this year.