Sunrise

Sunrise

Crater Lake Sunrise with HDR.  Yes, we got up early for this shot which, unless you know the camera is pointed East, is indistinguishable from a Sunset.  Sunrises and sunsets are always kind of a crap-shoot because you have no control over them yet the entire activity is just showing up to observe what happens.  Compare this to hiking to a waterfall in which case the activity is mostly the hike and the main even is relatively predictable.

But… we did premake coffee the night before to ease the sadness of having to get up so early while on vacation.

Picture taken with Sony a6000, SEL 18-200mm lens @ 18mm, 1/80, 1/20, 1/5 sec, f/16, ISO 100

Ice Curls

Ice Curls

I’ve seen these a place or two before, these tiny ice curls that happen at when the temperatures are just right.  This exact sighting was long the Appalachian Trail just west of Clingman’s Dome. According to the internet, they’re formed when groundwater near the surface freezes and forces its way out of holes in soil that contains a lot of clay.

Picture taken with Sony a6000, SEL 18-200mm @ 81mm, 1/160 sec, f/8, ISO 100

Sunrise

Sunrise

Not sure it’s completely fair to call this a sunrise, but it was taken at the same time and place as yesterday’s sunrise photo, but with the camera pointed in the opposite direction.  I had an idea of how this was supposed to turn out, and this is close, but not quite there.  Maybe we arrived just a bit too late for the really intense blue color to be prevalent, maybe I just don’t know quite enough about post-processing to really bring it out.

Picture taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 22mm, 1/8 sec, f/16, ISO 100

Sunrise

Sunrise

Woke up early and drove up to Clingman’s Dome to take pictures of the sunrise.  This is my current favorite, it seems to accomplish the goal of showing the layers of mountains with a pretty cool glow from the sun in the fog.

Picture taken with Sony a6000, SEL 18-200mm @ 92mm, 1/250 sec, f8, ISO 100