This dawn was one of the stronger “glows” that I can remember photographing. The sun was rising behind my right shoulder, and the color overhead was pretty intense. I remember looking at my hands as I was operating the camera and thinking, “Huh, they look really red.” The camera’s auto white balance compensated by setting the temperature to 3750 and the tint to -12; I pulled it from RAW using the Daylight setting for white balance. (I typically do that for sunrises and sunsets.)
When I am able to get out and photograph, like many photographers I spend a lot of time setting up for sunrises and sunsets, and then living in hope that the light will cooperate. Here in the Pacific Northwest it’s an exercise in patience; we get a lot of gray mornings and evenings. Every time nature does cooperate, I feel truly blessed to be able to participate.
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7100, f/8 @ 12 mm, 1/8, ISO 100, No Flash
John W. Williams, DVM