Dale Yates  

Sunrise on a Warm Morning by Dale Yates

August 2022 - Sunrise on a Warm Morning

About the Image(s)

Image Description: This sunrise photo was taken in late May while on vacation in northern Michigan and is in contrast to the sunrise photo submitted last month. The photo submitted last month was taken at the end of the vacation week when the weather was dramatically cooler. This month’s photo was taken at the beginning of the vacation week when the temperature was much warmer. This month’s photo was taken at the same location (3rd floor room in the lodge facing due east) utilizing a CPL filter. The sky was much clearer with more defined clouds and soft morning colors.

This image was taken with the following: RAW format; Canon 90D camera; Tamron 18-200 F/3.5-6.3 zoom lens with a CPL filter; aperture F/6.3; shutter speed 1/200; ISO 400; focal length 58mm. Post processing in Lightroom includes adjustment to contrast, highlights and shadows, color adjustments, and cropping.

7 comments posted

Steven Jungerwirth   Steven Jungerwirth
Nice image - so tranquil - a perfect spot to linger over your morning coffee. I like your exposure of the scene with may bright/dark areas; not easy.

It would be interesting to return to that spot (same room) as the seasons change; I imagine the Fall foliage would be beautiful - and even a white blanket of snow would be worth shooting. Could also vary the time of day; including sunset/blue hour with the light coming from behind you. Such different vibes; perhaps a future cocktail table book?   Posted: 08/07/2022 10:35:38
Dale Yates   Dale Yates
Thank you! A very interesting idea regarding multiple images and a cocktail book. Thanks!   Posted: 08/08/2022 08:50:36

Cindy Smith   Cindy Smith
Did you take it at the same time? I love the sun peeking through the clouds at the top and bottom of that cloud, reflecting on the water and lighting up the edges of the clouds "above" it. There is good separation of the main tree and the background trees. Beautiful image. I think Steven's idea of a seasonal image would be great. You could frame them together on your wall!   Posted: 08/07/2022 12:44:06
Dale Yates   Dale Yates
Thank you! The photo last month and this month were taken about the same time of day (early morning) on different days. Last month's photo was taken at the end of the week with cooler weather. This months image was taken at the beginning of the week with warmer weather. Interesting how the weather has such an impact!   Posted: 08/08/2022 08:52:50

Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Steven and Cindy have said it well. Very nice image. My one question: What was the purpose of the CPL?   Posted: 08/07/2022 13:53:35
Dale Yates   Dale Yates
Thanks! As far as a CPL, I usually use one when the photo will be predominantly of the sky, especially shooting directly toward the sun. I find that this enhances the colors somewhat and helps with the direct sunlight. Also, this photo was part of multiple photos taken at the same time with the sun at various levels of visibility behind the clouds. My thought the CPL would help offset the strength of the sun's glare. Thanks again!   Posted: 08/08/2022 08:58:50
Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Thanks for the explanation. Whatever works. A one or two stop neutral density filter would be another possibility.   Posted: 08/08/2022 10:17:16


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