A sunrise in the East Village

I stumbled upon the beginning of this sunrise as I was heading to the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary last weekend.  Driving through downtown, the clouds in the sky looked interesting as dawn approached.  I parked in the East Village near the Bow River and grabbed my gear.

A long exposure, 6 seconds at f/16, made the dim glow to the east much brighter than it appeared to me then.  I saw this image on the back of my camera and raced to the water’s edge between the Reconciliation Bridge and the George C. King Bridge.

As the sun rose into the clouds, warm light filtered through the clouds spreading up from the horizon and across the sky.

A few minutes later, I framed a lone pedestrian crossing the bridge against this fiery backdrop.

The color faded to pastels just before the sun cleared the horizon.  A soft end to a beautiful daybreak in Calgary.

8 responses

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  2. Great images and what a sight to witness. The bridge with pedestrian is a wonderful blend of composition, lines and colors.

    November 8, 2018 at 6:28 am

  3. Gorgeous photos.
    Alison

    November 7, 2018 at 10:11 pm

  4. Gorgeous!!

    November 7, 2018 at 3:30 pm

  5. Wow!

    November 7, 2018 at 1:57 pm

  6. WOW!

    November 7, 2018 at 11:18 am

  7. Absolutely beautiful!!!!

    November 7, 2018 at 9:28 am

  8. The sunrise colors are striking, but the photo of the pedestrian on the bridge is beautifully composed, and memorable. It certainly was worth waiting for, unpredictable as it was.

    November 7, 2018 at 6:36 am

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