Now for my attempt at sunrise photos! Ideally, I would have read a little bit about sunrise techniques before I went, but things have been busy and I wanted to catch the diamorpha too, so I figured I’d wing it with the sunrise.
If I’d actually prepared in advance, I would have known that it was stupid to plan to arrive at the mountain AT sunrise, rather than before (also dumb: hitting the snooze button on my alarm). I clearly have a lot to learn about sunrise photos, but sometimes I get impatient and just want to go try anyway. :)
If I'd done my homework, I also might have known to use a tripod and smaller aperture to create a sunstar here. Whoops!
The moon was pretty cool though.
And as much as I hate waking up early on a weekend, I have to admit it was well worth the aggravation to enjoy the beautiful light and peace and quiet. I enjoyed it so much I decided to try again the next morning (at a different location) for another sunrise.
And guess what - I missed it AGAIN on Sunday! By exactly 15 minutes. So now we know: turtle time is officially 15 minutes behind schedule. :)