Catching Fire

Catching Fire - Nikon D7000, 2 hand blended exposures.
Taken last Saturday morning on the bay in Foster City. I was hoping that the added moisture in the air would help catch some light. But, I didn't expect what was about to happen. Just before the sun started to break the horizon, a sliver of orange started to form. Over the course of 4 to 5 minutes the light started to roll over the cloud bands! Almost as if fire was rolling along the sky between the ground and the cloud ceiling above. Then as quickly as the light advanced it pulled back extinguishing the oranges as the sun broke the horizon.

Needless to say I had to work fast and metering off the changing light was tough. Its always fun setting up in the early morning waiting for the light to put on a show. Looking forward to some more shoots around the bay as winter sets in up here.

Hope you enjoy :) Thanks for stopping by!

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