That moment when it all comes together and you get to witness it. It is one of the most awesome feelings in the world.
I had one such moment while driving to work one morning. I was rounding a corner near Perch Lake when I saw the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen. If you have had the privilege to experience a one of these sunrises, you’ll understand what I’m about to say, they literally only last for minutes. That’s why they are treasured, and even romanticized.
I pulled off onto a gravel road that led to a dock where I knew, if I could setup quickly enough, I might possibly get some good shots. I always have my camera with me at the ready. When I got to the dock, I setup my tripod and camera and started shooting.
I clicked, changed settings, clicked some more, changed settings, and clicked some more; until the sunrise was completely above the trees and mist. I had no idea what I had captured until later that afternoon when I arrived home from work.
The first thing I did was load the pictures into Adobe Lightroom to see if I captured anything worth saving. I was blown away when I saw the images. This is one of them. This photo has been featured on the front page of Flickr and the Broken Light Collective website.