Brilliant Orange Sunrise - February 13 2017

Brilliant Orange Sunrise – Long Exposure

Monday morning was clear and cold, a perfect day to capture a long exposure image of the brilliant orange sunrise rising to our east.

Brilliant Orange Sunrise - February 13 2017

The image was captured with a thirty-second exposure (iso 100 @ f/10) using a 10 stop neutral density filter. The long exposure allowed me to capture all of the brilliant orange colors of the pre-dawn sky, a task that would have been near impossible just a few minutes later as the sunlight brightened the sky. In a few months, the normal summer haze so common to our area – and which gives our Great Smoky Mountains their name – will dull the morning sky, so these images are best taken in the winter months.

As always, you can click on the image above to view a large quality image.

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  1. Jane on February 14, 2017 at 6:11 am

    So beautiful as always. I love all your pictures. You truly have an amazing eye. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful pictures with us.

  2. Mom 'n Ebby on February 14, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful Maggie Valley with us, Kirk. What an absolutely “other-worldly” sunrise this is!

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