I wanted to add a note about how I got this picture. There I was, on the dock, watching, camera at the ready. Shooting. I saw that long thin cloud and I knew there would be a moment when the cloud would be across the sun. I stood there with my eye on the viewfinder waiting for the precise moment when sun and cloud would be in position. Patience was rewarded.
It was more difficult than it might have been because other than seagulls, I was the only warm-blooded thing in the vicinity. It was the morning of the 4th of July, 4:55 AM and sane people were tucked into their beds. About a million mosquitoes were trying to drain me of blood while I stood there.
I hate bugs. I hate mosquitoes. I ignored them. I stood there, suffered for my art, waiting. The color was really that amazing. I know the horizon is a little crooked but if I straighten it, I lose more of the image than I’m willing to give up. So sorry about the tilt!
That was an amazing sunrise. I’m glad I was there and able to feed so many starving insects at the same time. To be both a photographer and a food source is an honor.