A unique effect, created by the sun highlighting the bottom of the clouds above the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse and pier. This was just moments before the sun would breach the Lake Michigan horizon. If you look closely, you can see fishermen on the pier, hoping for a bit of early morning angling action.
I take a lot of sunrise photos from the shore of Lake Michigan. I live a couple of miles from shore so I’m in the habit of looking to the sky a half hour or so before sunrise. If the sky shows any promise, and it’s a day when I don’t have to be somewhere else like work or church, I head to the beach.
You never know how it’s going to turn out. There are days when things look promising but the sky never makes good on that promise. But, on other days, it can be breathtaking.
I take a lot of sunrise photos because no two sunrises are the same….except those with no clouds at all. It’s the clouds that make a sunrise worth capturing. When I look to the early morning sky, I’m looking for cloud….usually light wispy ones. These weren’t wispy, but the effect was well worth the trip.
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