Morning on the Mountain - Part 2

by Bethany Plonski April. 02, 2019 277 views

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. :)

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Bob Rosenberg 10 months, 3 weeks ago

They're all great photos but I absolutely love the first one.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Bob Rosenberg 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you! That little tree is my favorite (as you can tell from the other photos), but I liked all the colors in that one too.

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Jolien Dekens 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Such a funny story! ^^
Your pictures turned out gorgeous anyway :)
And practice makes perfect so good luck with your next attempts smile

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Jolien Dekens 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed reading about my misadventures. smile Even if there are disappointments along the way, practice does add up to better work over time.

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Jay Boggess 10 months, 3 weeks ago

It took me over 70 years to finally find a reason to be up before sunrise.....Now I can't remain indoors after sunrise........
Glad you know now the beauty that abounds only in the early light.....well worth the early rise, IMHO......
We can always take a nap (siesta)smile+1 after lunch, right???

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Jay Boggess 10 months, 3 weeks ago

It takes a LOT to get me moving in the morning, but I agree, there's nothing like it! So peaceful, but also energizing in a way. I had a busy afternoon scheduled that day but ended up crashing pretty hard for a nap in the evening (with the kittens, which was lovely). I wish every day had time for a nap!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Bethany Plonski 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I used to be a "slug a'bed"myself, until I turned 70. After that, my camera would wake me about an hour before sunrise to get out to see the beautiful part of the days I had always missed, in the past.....Now I'm hooked on the early light of a fresh new start!

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Russell Smith 10 months, 3 weeks ago

#5 I love this one .

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Russell Smith 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you! That one had a very different feel from the rest of the set, but I think I actually like it the best.

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Antonio Gil 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I love the bareness of #5

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Antonio Gil 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you! I love that about the landscape there – plus, it goes well with the moon.

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Greg Blaney 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Nice moon shots, Bethany. I really like #5 - your B&W treatment of this shot really turned out well.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Greg Blaney 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! I tried #4 in B&W as well, but it just looked flat, like it had lost something. I think the detail and size of the tree is what made it work for #5.

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Björn Roose 10 months, 3 weeks ago

It still is a great series of photos smile Practice is the best base for learning ...

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Björn Roose 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you! It’s one thing to read about something or hear someone talk about it, and another thing to try it out. smile But also how I learn best!

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