A colourful good morning from a windy Hastings today.
This morning I managed to catch the sunrise for the first time in months. I normally miss it as I never wake up in time. It had been windy overnight, and there is another bad weather front coming over the North Island so I woke up with the weather. As I was opening my blinds I noticed some colour in the sky so just grabbed the camera and took off outside and I wasn’t disappointed.
I love watching the sun rise. In the winter, although it is cold it is also later so that I don’t have to wake up at an unreasonable hour. There is something special about watching a new day dawning and the colours that it brings. My favourite photos are from last winter down at the duck pond at Cornwall Park. Especially when it is icy and the mists rising from the water make for some really great photos.
What is great about shooting sunrises is that even though the photos might be just seconds apart they are never the same.
Just moving slightly changes the perspective and focal point of the colours as well. These photos are shot towards the opposite direction of the sun rising. This is what caught my eye when I got up.
Going from portrait to landscape mode also changes it.
I use the zoom a lot for sunrises as I love the way it really brings out the colours and also with these photos it plays around with the depth of field a bit.
All in all it was an awesome sunrise.
By this time it was starting to fade.
Cheers and have a nice day.