I woke up VERY early this morning....5:15am. As I began to roll over to get a few more minutes of sleep, I caught a quick glimpse of the amazing colors outside of the bedroom window. My "photographer instinct" kicked in and I leaped out of the bed like it was on fire and I made a beeline to my camera. The beautiful colors of sunrises and sunsets don't last long and those gorgeous colors will fade away very quickly if you take too long to capture the moment. Fully aware of the time constraint I was under, I grabbed my camera and to my dismay I saw that the 70-200mm lens was attached to it and is the wrong lens to take this photo. So now I'm rummaging around in my camera bag looking for a different lens and I select the 17-55mm and make another quick glance out the window and see that the sky colors are still incredible, even better than a few minutes ago! My hands are literally shaking as I awkwardly attempt to secure the new lens to the camera. I made a mad dash down the stairs and onto the front porch where I was a witness to the stunning colors that lit up the morning sky and clouds. With so much ugliness and hate happening in the world today, it was so therapeutic to behold such a beautiful and profound sight. This sunrise is at the very least, a symbol of hope that the human race can once again coexist and live in harmony, just like the colors of the sunrise.
Early sunrise over my house