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No. 53, 10th November: September sunrise

I hope you're all keeping sane and safe this month. This is a photo from my camping trip to the Suffolk coast back in September. I feel like watching the sunrise is usually perceived to be quite a relaxing activity, but I find the first few moments before and after the sun appears to be very frantic! The light changes so quickly that you have to be fast to capture the images you want. For this shot, I used a tripod and a slow shutter speed to capture the moving texture of the sea you can see here. Not long after this photo was taken, the sun rose above the haze and became so bright that its circular shape was masked by the over-exposed clouds around it. I was glad to catch the sun in its brief, newly-risen state - I particularly love the intense colours of the sun trail streaming down the centre of the photo. While the sunrise itself felt frantic, once the light had stabilised into a gentle golden glow (and once I knew I had several pleasing photos on my memory card!), I was finally able to relax and enjoy the peace of the morning.

Technical details: Canon 7D MKII + 24-70mm lens at 35mm; 1/2 sec at f/2.8; ISO 400; with tripod.


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