Posted on

Crimson Crack of Dawn

Crimson Crack of Dawn
Crimson Crack of Dawn

Crimson Crack of Dawn is literally just that:

When the sun starts rising, I’m working very long lenses looking at little postage stamp at arms length sized areas of the sky. The tree was hundreds of yards out from my position as getting it in focus was a priority. Distance from the foreground object is your friend.

If camera settings need to be known, looking into a really bright scene like this, LOWEST ISO number, Higher fstop number and really fast shutter speeds. Most camera users need a neutral density filter in front of the lens but I don’t need them with this Sony Alpha 7. I really don’t like them on my cameras as I often get ghost images in really bright off lens center axis photos. Never use em. Neutral Density filters reduce the over all light coming into your camera.

Set your priorities and start working in Manual Mode folks. You can’t take images like this without it.

Location: Bliss DInosaur Ranch, Wyoming/Montana borderlands.

Title: Crimson Crack of Dawn

Posted on

Crack of Dawn

Crack of Dawn
Crack of Dawn

This is as close to the Crack of Dawn as I can get and still see anything more than a pinpoint of that big ball o fire. BTW….Pointing a normal DSLR camera into the sun is a bad idea if you don’t want to blind yourself. I use mirrorless cameras and more or less watch what I’m looking at with long big lenses on a little TV screen inside the eye viewer of the camera.

This was an unusually good sunrise that morning. I typically photograph most of civil twilight through the hour after the sunrise (golden hour). Mostly I photograph both sunrise and sunset shooting many hundreds a year usually over 400 a year historically. I’ve taken 57000 images since August 1. Looked at them all, finished around 6 a day average this month. It’s good to be busy😁

Location; Bliss DInosaur Ranch, Wyoming/Montana borderlands.

Location: Bliss Dinosaur Ranch, Wyoming/Montana borderlands…