Monday, February 12, 2007
A new day dawns
Sunrise over the 401
Woodstock, Ontario, February 2007 [Click to embiggen]
Photography from a car moving at 110 km/h (roughly 68.3508 mph) is challenging on the best of days. It's even more difficult when you're driving.
I'm kidding, of course (put the phone down, Mom!) I would never shoot while at the wheel. And neither should you. End PSA.
I took this as a passenger while driving with colleagues to a career fair last week in Waterloo. While we all animatedly chatted about the day ahead, my mind wandered as I took in a sky that looked like it had been painted. I grabbed the camera and shot many, many pictures, hoping to capture that elusive glow that comes with the dawning of a clear, cold day.
I've been trying to keep the camera close by as often as possible. I believe it's allowing me to take pictures that would otherwise never be taken. Logically, I figure it expands my horizons as a photographer. It also lets me measure the responses of total strangers, which is always a heck of a lot of fun.
Your turn: Let's talk about the sunrise, and what it means to you.