Just before sunrise over Anchorage (sunrise+sunset winter mountains nighttime ). Photo by AkRyder
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Just before sunrise over Anchorage

Uploaded by: AkRyder

Thursday November 29, 2007

Anchorage, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: In the northern latitudes the sun is rising a little later in the morning and it’s a long run from civil twilight to actual sunrise in the Anchorage area with the mountains on the east of us to shield the sun until it’s a little higher on our horizon. But in being that way it makes quite a spectacular pre-sunrise light show when the clouds are right and the light from behind them just starts to touch them. This morning at 9:00 local time I was treated to this show about 30 or 40 minutes before the sun actually rose over the mountains. It only lasted about 15 minutes with the truly vibrant colors. I had to take the camera off of automatic and set the white balance for filming into direct light to get the true colors of what I saw, else wise the camera kept trying to over expose the picture for the darkness of the mountains and balance the colors to even out the exposure. For once a few of the settings that I have learned to use had actually stuck and I got a picture of what I actually saw!

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About AkRyder


A Life long Alaskan and a 3'rd generation Alaskan to boot, I enjoy snowmachining, aviation, and photography. I got into amateur photography over the past 5 years and am always learning. I like to say any good picture I take is a mistake and I've made a few mistakes in my life. One of my favorite things to make in photography is panoramic pictures. It takes special software to create them and large format printers to produce them. I have also learned the art and craft of matting and framing my own work so now I have several large panoramic prints hanging around my office and house. Create your own visitor map!

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