“Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows.”
- Emil Cioran
I was at work yesterday January 30th and was setting things up and going through photos and I had opened up the blinds and saw this hint of red as the sun was starting to rise. I was hoping that the clouds and sun would be in the right position. I could not go far as I was on duty at the ambulance. So knowing and paying attention to your surroundings and remembering where there are interesting things to incorporate in your photographs. A bit of corn stubble, some distant trees, snow, and some rolling clouds come together for this image. There is a nice red glow that reflected off the snow and the corn stubble on the ground giving it a tinge of pink.
It was as if the sky was on fire, the colors getting more bold and brilliant with each passing minute. The nice thing is that I have a locking timer, set the focus manually, and lock the release button and it will keep going. Of course aiming and focusing and setting the camera and periodically checking it as it is firing is all important. The image finds me and I just capture it. I saw several posts yesterday about the red sky. As a child my old Neighbor John, who was kind of a grandpa figure, always said Red sky in morning sailors take warning. When I would ask him what that means, he would just say bad weather, rain, storms, danger were all potential for the day. I hardly paid attention to it until I got older and remembered the other part of that statement he would make. Red Sky at night, sailors delight. Meaning fair weather ahead he would say or sit back and watch the sun set. Something I did quite a bit with him over the years. I blame him for me being a Cubs fan by the way, and would not have it any other way. Enjoy the sunrises as much as the sunsets and stop and find the beauty in the every day.