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Fiery Sunrise

I captured this fiery sunrise during my recent trip to the Grand Teton National Park. I was actually photographing one of the barns on Mormon Row when I looked behind me and saw that the sky seemed to be on fire. Yes, the colors were really this vibrant. I actually toned down the saturation during post-processing because I thought it looked surreal. I recall that it was one of the most vibrant sunrises I had ever seen.

I have mentioned before that sometimes the best photo is behind you. This was the case on this occasion. So remember that when you are photographing landscapes, especially during sunrise or sunset to look behind you. You might be surprised to find a great photo opportunity.

Fiery Sunrise
Fiery Sunrise

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 16mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/40th of a second and the ISO set at 400. I used a sturdy tripod to create a solid foundation. I captured three bracketed images (-1, 0, +1) and brought them together into one image and finalized the process using Lightroom.

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4 thoughts on “Fiery Sunrise”

  1. Great light. Like the detail in the cloud in particular. Always feels a little odd when you have to tone down the straight out of camera image so that it does not look fake.

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