Posts Tagged ‘sunrise’

Sunrise Over Toronto

Saturday, May 9th, 2009
Sunrise Over Toronto

On my way out the door to catch an early flight, I noticed the sun rising over the city. The sky was a brilliant orange-red colour and I just had to capture it. Screw the waiting taxi, I thought. And I grabbed my camera.

Just as luck would have it, a flock of birds flew across the scene, adding some life to the image. I’m really happy with this one!

This image is unaltered, except for being cropped. It was shot through my living room window, in manual mode (which is rare for me to use, but was a lesson learned from my shots of the sun rising over Uluru in Australia). I basically set the aperture and adjusted the metering until the results met my liking. My lesson learned from this shot: I should have used a better lens, like my 70-200L. Oh well, next time… 🙂

Uluru Sunrise

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
Uluru Sunrise

We woke up at 4:45am to drive to a location offering a great view of the rising sun, Uluru, and the Australian outback.  It was worth it, but the magical sunrise only lasted a couple of minutes (literally–all my shots were within a two minute window).

Some minor exposure correction was done in Lightroom to bring out the foreground, and noise reduction was done in Photoshop.

I should mention that this image was taken using my GorillaPod SLR Zoom that I had as a camera support.  A tripod would have been better, but luckily at this location there were sturdy handrails that I could attach the GorillaPod to.  It worked out quite well.