I am not one of those naturally, early-to-rise kind of dudes; at least not without tremendous effort & a fair dose of shear willpower. However, the prospects of witnessing a gorgeous sunrise over a magical land or seascape has become my primary source of motivation.
There are mornings, in which I rise, throw on some outdoor wares, make a quick breakfast, lace up my hiking boots, & head out with my photo gear. Sometimes, when the conditions are right, it really pays off the sunrise breathtaking. Other times, the conditions produce what might be considered a mediocre sunrise. Either way, I never regret taking the opportunities to get outdoors, in nature, go on little adventures, and witness the beauty of God‘s creation.
Wednesday was an exceptional morning, as not only was there ideal conditions for a sunrise, but there was also a rare rainfall over Catalina Island, which produced a cool arch of a rainbow as a backdrop. If you look closely enough or zoom in, you can see it in this photo. It was spectacular in-person & the photo doesn’t do it justice, but I wanted to share the experience.
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Filter: Formatt-Hitech Firecrest Grad ND 0.8
Shutter Speed: 1/5 sec
Focal Length: 16mm